You are of God, little children, and have overcome them because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. -1 John 4:4 (NKJV)
He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. The bottom line of this truth: If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior and consecrated your life to Him as your Lord, then you are a winner!
Of course, this promise doesn’t mean you’ll never have a bad day, take a loss, fail, or go through hard times. You will still have days where you wonder, why me, why here, why now. But ultimately, death, hell, nor the grave can hold you because Jesus Christ is within you, and that makes you a winner!
But, learning this truth -- or any truth -- isn’t what changes your life. Making decisions and living life based on truth is what changes you. So, what are you doing with the truth imparted to you during your Christian experience? Mainly, this truth, “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world”?
Others have noticed that there are three types of people in the world, and I find their observation accurate:
1) People who make things happen
2) People who watch things happen
3) People who wonder what happened.
Which category describes you?
When I grasp hold of the truth, “Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world,” my soul begins to stir. I start to realize I can make something happen because there’s a winner on the inside of me. And, His name is Jesus! I am praying that you feel the same way!
Remember David when preparing to fight the giant Goliath. His brothers mocked him, but “David said, “What have I done now? Is there not a cause?” (1 Samuel 17:29 NKJV)
Is there not a cause?
Think about it. What is the cause you believe is so essential that you are willing to make something happen for it!
Each of us can make things happen simply because of the Spirit of Christ that dwells within us. What you make happen doesn’t have to be overly complicated. You just need to hear God and obey Him. You can make incredible things happen and change people's lives when you listen and obey. Find a cause worth fighting for and make things happen.
What are you making happen right now?
Even if you are in a season of rest or waiting, allow the great UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden, to encourage you, “If you are failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
Whether we are in a season of rest, waiting on the Lord, or even a Sabbath, we must always be preparing ourselves for the cause that God has called us to impact. There is always something worth making happen! There is always a cause.
I believe Scripture teaches that God created each person on purpose and for a purpose. Likewise, He has a “cause” specifically designed for you to commit your life to fulfill as it becomes a vehicle through which He advances His Kingdom in the Earth through your life and sphere of influence. Don’t let the enemy discourage you from your cause, but always remember that He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world! You are not alone. The Spirit within you will always be greater than anything against you! You are a winner. Go after your cause with all of your heart. Make. It. Happen!
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. -Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV)
We invite you to watch this message, Make It Happen, from Pastor Eric Gilbert as he encourages us to listen and obey God, step into our cause, and making it happen! We are all winners, and we will not fail because of the Spirit that dwells within us!