Are you the one in authority?

Do you feel like you're the one in control of your life or do you feel like you are constantly being manipulated by circumstances? Are you always putting out fires or playing catch up?

When we become believers, God gives us the authority we need to be in control over every area of our lives. He calls us overcomers! Living lives as total overcomers is God's desire for us. Making that happen every day is our choice. 

I activate my authority every morning by beginning my time with God in Ephesians 1:17-2:7. Chapter 2, verse 6 says that God has raised us up together and made us sit together with Jesus in heavenly places. I say out loud, "I take my place of authority seated with Jesus at the Father's right hand and..." then I proceed to put the blood of Jesus over my family and possessions. 

Dr. Billye Brim @BillyeBrim and her book "The Blood and the glory" explains from scripture the how and why behind doing this every day. By taking my seat of authority in the morning, I am filled with complete peace that nothing bad can overcome me or my family that day. 

I'm not fearful of anything because of my confidence in the blood of Jesus.  

Then all throughout my day I keep my spirit tuned to the voice of the Holy Spirit. I don't live carelessly or irresponsibly but rely on the Holy Spirit to tell me if I need to attend to something. When we are confident in God's promises, we can rest in his protection.

What a wonderful way to live! Knowing our authority, exercising it daily and resting in the leading of the Holy Spirit. When we follow this process all stress goes out the window.