Ephesians 6:10-12 (NIV)
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 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.
Proverbs 18:19 (NKJV)
A brother offended is harder to win than a strong city,
Matthew 24:10-12 (KJV)
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
Overcoming Your Default!
1. Restart – Restart with Forgiveness
2. Renew – Renew your Vision on your relationship
In its place you have clothed yourselves with a brand-new nature that is continually being renewed as you learn more and more about Christ, who created this new nature within you.
Ephesians 5:18 (NIV)
18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,
Overcoming the Inevitable by Focusing on your Purpose
Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)
“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”
Ephesians 1:11-12 (NKJV)
11 In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will
I. Let Jesus Manage your life
Job 22:21 (NLT)
“Stop quarreling with God! If you agree with Him, you will have peace at last, and things will go well for you.”
Matthew 16:24 (NLT)
24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me.”
II. Make God’s Word as the Authority of your Life.
2 Tim. 3:16 (NLT)
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right.”
Forever, O LORD,
Your Word is settled in heaven.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations;
You established the earth, and it abides.
They continue this day according to Your ordinances,
For all are Your servants.
The grass withers, the flower fades, but the Word of our God stands forever.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but My Words will by no means pass away.
III. Embrace God’s Spirit as the Power for Your Life.
Ezek. 36:27 (GW)
“I will put My Spirit in you and enable you to live by My laws.”
Gal. 3:10a (Mes)
“Anyone who tries to live by his own effort, independent of God, is doomed to failure.”
Gal. 3:3 (NCV)
“You began your life in Christ by the Spirit. Now are you trying to make it complete by your own power? That is foolish!”
Phil. 4:13 (GN)
“I have the strength to face all conditions by the power that Christ gives me.”
IV. When you are weary…go back to Your Maker!
Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”