I have often argued that each one of us is where they are in life because that is exactly where they have decided to be.
I know some people have always found this statement very offensive because according to them, it is about the environment, background, lack of education, the list goes on and on.
However, the truth is we create our “own world.”
While God is the One who created the earth, the planet we live on, each of us has something to say about the world we live in, personally.
The moment we start taking ownership and responsibility, that is when we start growing.
God gave man dominion over all His creation and circumstances.
All it takes is faith because His grace is already available for His children.
Abraham used his faith to release God’s power to create the world he wanted to live in.
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His faith released a world of blessings and abundance. I believe that as with Abraham, God wants us to create our own world today. Abraham is called the father of our faith.
“Therefore, it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all, as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations” (Romans 4:16-17).
“Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:7,29).
These verses are saying that we are part of the family of God through Abraham. Abraham set the example for us of believing Godand then speaking in faith, acting in faith, and receiving by faith. He acted like God acts.
God told him to believe inthe impossible and call the things that were not in existence as though they were. And he did it. He created a blessed world to live in by his faith.
What kind of world do you want to live in? Is that where you are currently?
How many of us have looked around and said, “This is not the kind of world I want tolive in.”
Circumstances come in and try to create a world for us. Sickness and disease tryto create a world of problems and oppression. At the moment there is a pandemic that is trying to create a world offear and uncertainty.
Financial crises or a job loss try to create a world of poverty. Sadly, some of us have accepted this and have given up on life.
However, theWord of God says that we don’t have to live there.
“We are seated with Him in heavenly places far above powers, dominions and principalities”. We live above circumstances not below or under.
How can we create the world we want to see? We can believe God and speak what theWord of God says.
We can declare by faith, “No weapon that’s formed against me willprosper, and no job loss will prevent me from living in the world that God has for me.”
When you are experiencing a situation like that you need to say every day, “I thank God that He’s creating a job for me.”
And while you are out looking for a job, you can believe God. Alternatively, you may not be feeling well, you can still declare that “By His stripes I was healed, if I was healed it means I am healed and that settles it”.
Focus on what the Word of God says about your situation.
Don’t focus on your situation or problem. You will see your world changing as you keep declaring God’s Word over your situation. God’s Word has Authority.
He has exalted His Word above His Name. That is how powerful His Word is. If we are to create the world we like, as we saw in Abraham, we have to be men and women of unwavering faith.
Don’t let anybody else tell you what kind of world you’re going to live in. Even if you make mistakes, God never gives up on you, and He is waiting for you to create the world that you want to live in! You can live in a world of love, faith, peace, abundance, health, and success.
It all depends on you. If there are some things you’re not willing to live with, you can create a different world.
God created the world He wanted to see, and He has given us the ability to create ourworld too.
“And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the
Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let, there be light: and there was light.And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness (Genesis 1: 2-4).
God did not want a world of chaos. He did not want a wasteland. Therefore, He created the world He wanted to see with His words and His power. How did He put His power into operation? By speaking words. He said: “Let there be . . . and there was!”The power of God was available then, and it’s available to us now. When we speak God’s words, we release His power. But it’s important for us to realise that His power doesn’t work until we activate it with our faith.
If I wanted to boil water in an electric kettle, I have to make sure that I switch on the current otherwise that water will not boil although electricity is available. God’spower is always available, but there has to be an activator. Something has to activate that power. His power is released when we speak words of faith.
Of course, we can speak and not believe and nothing will happen. This happens many times when we just speak without believing what we are speaking. It takes faith to release the power.
Luke Chapter 5 tells us that the house where Jesus was preaching was full of people “and the power of the Lord was present to heal them” (v. 17). The power was present to heal them but only one person was healed—the paralytic whose friends let him down on his bed through the roof (vv. 18–25).
Jesus saw their faith and the man was healed.
Although the power was there to heal the rest of the people, no one else was healed. No one else had any faith in action.
There are two things you must understand if you want to create the world you want to see (in line with God’s Word). First, it takes the power of God, which is always available, and it takes your faith speaking that world into existence.
When God created the world, he didn’t create everything at once. He took it one step at a time.
Genesis Chapter 1 tells us the steps God took. First, He spoke the firmament into existence. He spoke the waters and the dry land into existence. He spoke the plant life, sun, stars, moon, animals, and flying creatures into existence. And finally, He looked at all that He had created and saw that it was good. He created a world that was filled with order, and He created it with His words. And we can also create the world we want to live in through the words we speak, according to God’s Word.
Most of us do not realise how important our words are. Death and life is in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).
Our words will open the doorfor God to move in our lives, or our words will allow the enemy to come in and steal, kill,and destroy us. People say many things that affect their lives without realising it. It is very important to watch what we say because those words can create our own environment or world.
- Dr Doug Mamvura is a graduate of Charis Bible School. Feedback: [email protected] or Twitter @dougmamvura