Each of us has been specifically created with an assignment from God to touch and transform the world around us with His Kingdom. Before we can do this we need to learn how to partner with God to see His Kingdom transform our own lives first. The Kingdom is an inside out Kingdom (Luke 17:21).
A major focus of this year is learning how to “get fat” in God in a way that we see God’s Kingdom bring us freedom and victory in the different areas in our own lives.
In that day their burden will be lifted from your shoulders, their yoke from your neck; the yoke will be broken because you have grown so fat.
David public victory over Goliath was established in his private victory over the bear and the lion.
34 But David said to Saul, “Your servant has been keeping his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, 35 I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. When it turned on me, I seized it by its hair, struck it and killed it. 36 Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God. 37 The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and the paw of the bear will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.”
1 Samual 17: 34-37
God allows the bears and the lions in our lives to show up to prepare us for His bigger purposes and calls on our lives. Very often our greatest battles in our lives are where our destiny lays.
Gideon was convinced that he was the weakest person in the weakest tribe of a rejected people group. In his greatest area of weakness was his destiny. God had created him to be a warrior. Gideon’s very name meant, “One who cuts to pieces.”
As we rise up and overcome the chaos and opposition in our life if becomes the very means to bringing freedom to others around us.