For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 NLT
If I am His masterpiece, why do I feel so much resistance in everything I do for Christ? I may be His masterpiece, but my life is not anything special. The enemy is a deceiver, and he will try and convince you that your life is not meaningful and every time you make an effort to serve Christ He will provide resistance.
One of the most significant ways I judge my message prep is by the amount of resistance I am facing. Now sometimes life happens, and things go wrong, and other times God is asking me to walk through an experience before I preach the word He has given me. Then, there are times that the enemy is just not happy about the life-giving words we have for someone or the impact that the words that God has given us will have. He provides, we obey, and the enemy is unhappy with our obedience. The enemy will try to stop what God has started, but the devil can’t stop us because he is a defeated foe. He has no power over you, and you are God’s masterpiece. Let the resistance be a sign of God winning in your life and others lives.
Give me strength today Lord. Amen.