So many faith-based people cry out to God every day asking for help, crying out as if they are powerless to do anything and they are being attacked left and right...and God answers from heaven and says, "Walk in your authority!"
We are positioned to make a difference. We are positioned in the earth as God's representatives to be a blessing to all mankind and to change things, help out, take authority and make a difference. Walk in your God-given authority and be a blessing to everyone around you.
When you are at work, make a difference. Be the best representative of God that you can be. Make an impact. Be willing to pray for people. If they do not want prayer, pray quietly and love them.
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For example, when a doctor goes to school and earns his degree, he is given authority—permission—to take care of sick people. If he becomes a surgeon, after a rigorous near-death experience called an internship, he is now given the authority and permission to operate. If he wants to become one of the best in his field, he will exercise his authority over and over again. His authority will save lives, make an impact, and change the way all surgeons do things.
Imagine if we, who walk in faith at work, made such a big impact that we are no longer rejected by the secular marketplace for our religious obnoxiousness, but we literally made such an impact that lives were changed and people asked for our help.
To walk in authority, it is imperative that you know who you are.
If we do not know who are, we will never walk in our power. I know what it is like to be very successful in business, yet I still struggle with the power and authority that I have acquired by my 18 years of experience.
Face it, when you become very successful some people are not going to be happy. Bosses are hated, manipulated, and lied about all over the world! So be prepared, if you are going to walk in authority, and you are going to create jobs where there were none, some people will not be happy. Ironically, the very ones you provide jobs for might hate you. Get over it. Walk in your authority.
To walk in authority is responsibility. It can be very intimidating…and even terrifying. A neurosurgeon who opens up a brain for the first time knows he can do the work, help a dying person with a tumor, but there is fear because of lack of tangible experience. But as the skull is cut, the flap over the brain pulled back, and the tumor exposed, authority and power must step in. Masterful extraction of the tumor must be done. And here is the clincher: The more the surgeon does the process, the better he will get at his craft.
The same should be true about us, the people who claim to walk in faith at work.
There will be voices inside of your head that say, “You can’t do this. Who do you think you are?” But love must be our compelling force. Love must be our aim. We do not need to be obnoxious. We just need to love and believe. Love someone enough to pray with them, walk in your God-given authority and be a blessing.
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