NKJV, Luke 21:19 – ‘In your patience possess ye your souls’.
CEV, ‘In your patience possess ye your souls…’
The words above are the Words of Jesus, and He’s Telling you to always be in control while you wait; it’s an attitude of victory. You may not always be in control of your circumstances, but you are always in control of your heart. When you’re confident in the Lord, in His Ability and Power at Work in and through you, nothing shakes you. As you surrender completely to Christ, God will be in Control, and the devil will not be. Perhaps you suddenly received news that your spouse, child, or a loved one has been rushed to the theater for an emergency procedure. Instead of being rattled, be in charge and in control. Don’t start pacing the floor, edgy about the situation: relax. Take charge! Never panic or be overwhelmed with fear when you face dire circumstances or opposition; maintain your composure and use your authority in Christ. Pray in rest, for He’s brought us into His rest. Take a hold of God’s Word, knowing who you are and your authority in Christ, and then issue commands. Tame the situation. The challenges you face are “bread” for you; they’re the springboard to your next and higher level of glory. That’s why the Bible says, “Count it all joy when you go through diverse tests” (James 1:2). 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 calls the adversities you face “light afflictions,” transient and short-lived troubles—they produce for you a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. There’s nothing in this world that should get you ruffled or agitated. Meditate on these words of Jesus in John 16:33 AMPC: “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you].”
I’m in charge and in control of my life and circumstances. I’m strong, bold, and courageous, functioning from a vantage position of rest, because God has separated me from the world and given me a life of Faith and victory through the Word. I live victoriously and triumphantly above sickness, disease, inflation, and terror. I’m more than a conqueror, for ‘greater is He that’s in me than he that’s in the world’.