Reading the Gospels, we appreciate how Jesus stood firm with honor and compassion and was never blown around by prevailing earthly winds. He demonstrates courageous leadership, showing us how to live a naturally ‘supernatural’ lifestyle, bringing Kingdom culture wherever we go.
Courageous people are not free from fear, they proceed despite the fear. Furthermore, worry is simply the wrong use of your imagination! Seek God for his creative solutions and learn to trust him, because he is forever good and, as his beloved child, God will always guide and protect you.
Our reality is that we are in a spiritual battle with Satan transmitting his negativity, which we pick up, consciously or subconsciously. Ephesians 6:10-13, ‘Finally, be strong in the LORD and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.’
Movie directors go to great lengths to manipulate our emotions; to scare us or make us feel sad or happy. Similarly, you can learn to recognise the atmosphere Satan is trying to create in your work environment and make a choice to take authority over it. In doing so, you bring what it is affecting into alignment with heaven. Kingdom influencers who do this are a force to be reckoned with and make Satan quake, because he has nothing in his armoury to stop them.
1 John 4:4, ‘You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.’
2 Kings 6:16, ‘Don’t be afraid… Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.’