Empowered and Enabled
When Jesus went to John to be baptized, John said, “No, You are the one who should be baptizing me!” But, John was the one chosen to baptize Jesus. When Jesus came up out of the water, scripture says the Holy Spirit descended on Him like a dove, empowering and enabling Him to do God’s will. God affirmed the event in an audible voice saying, “This is My Son in whom I am well pleased.” That’s when the spirit of God was released on this earth to all mankind through Jesus. Today, if you are in Jesus, you carry the same anointing that Jesus does. You are empowered and enabled to do the will of God!
A lot of times, we feel less than empowered. We feel less than able. We feel overwhelmed by what we know we are called to do. Today, I want you to hear the voice of God saying, “You are my son or daughter in whom I am well pleased. I am well pleased to have my Spirit dwelling in you.”
Remember, because you are anointed, you are chosen by God. You didn’t choose Him, He chose you because He loves you. His love has no borders and no limits. Honor His love by honoring His Word.
When Jesus walked this earth, everywhere He went people flocked to Him. Scripture says that there wasn’t anything in His appearance that would be considered attractive. It wasn’t how He looked, it was the anointing He carried that drew people to Him.
So often we think we have to have the best shoes or the latest haircut. Or, we think we have to be with the right people in order to be appealing. But the truth is that just like Jesus, the anointing of God is what draws others to us. The anointing is what empowers us, not how we look or what we have. Don’t look for confidence in your appearance; look for confidence in knowing Him!
Remember, you are anointed by the Holy Spirit. Only you can do what God has called you to do. You are unique in every way, and you were put on this earth for such a time as this. Don’t let intimidation slow you down. Instead, be strong and of good courage knowing that you are empowered and enabled for everything God has in store for you!
“…John preached — how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” (Acts 10:37-38, NIV)
by Victoria Osteen
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