Live Free or Die Hard

There is an assignment on your life.  Actually, there are two assignments on your life.  One assignment is for your benefit, your growth, and for you to become all that you were intended so that those around you could benefit and the world would be changed in some way.  The other assignment, is to take you out.

The Forward Assignment

Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

We are here for a purpose, we are here to rise up and grow into our calling in life, become the greatness that God has put in us and run our race of life.  This assignment is to bring health, hope, prosperity, joy, peace, reconciliation with God, power, strength, and the like.  It is not just for our benefit though, it is so that out of our own abundance, we may pour into those around us and make a difference in the world.  To pass a legacy of purpose to our children and grandchildren, and to inspire and uplift those in our sphere to take up their assigment and become and live the way they were intended to live, in abundance.

John 10:10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – NIV

The Assignment of Darkness

The second assignment on your life is pretty simple really, it’s to take you and everything that you are suppose to be, out of the game.  The enemy wants you gone, he wants to conceal who you really are by convincing you that you aren’t anything more than just another person here on earth, that you don’t posess any special gifts or power, and that life is easiest being lived in the average – (In fact there is a book by John Mason “An Enemy Called Average”  I highly reccommend reading it).  The bombs that go off in life like; death, sickness, disease, poverty, anxiety, brokenness, struggle, fear, doubt, insecurity, and detattchement are all meant to stop you, to put you out of order, to keep you from seeing and becoming who you really are.

John 10:10The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows). – Amplified Version

Again I say, the one and only intent of the enemy is to take you out, he is a liar, a stealer, a cheater, and the king of destruction.

What is Our Response?

Do we have a choice as to which assignment is carried out?  Does it matter how we respond?  Will it change the outcome for us?  YES!

James 4:7-10 “So let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field…” (MSG)

I’ve highlighted the action words in this verse, to make the point that you have a will, and God does have an amazing plan for your life, however God will not force you to do anything.  You have to make a choice on how you respond to life.  You also have to put on your big boy/girl pants and take responsibility for the cause and effect in your life and learn to be accountable to the things you can change.  Sometimes when things happen to us in life it’s because of our choices, and lifestyle.  Sometimes things happen because life is life after all, but our response to these things is where true character is shown and the outcome can be changed.

Taking Hostages

The other week, I was on Netflix and I stumbled across the original Batman Movie from 1966 with Adam West.  There are so many questions that arose while watching this movie like; does shark repellant spray really exist?  If so does it work? Further more, how does said large shark hang from Batman’s boot in mid-air without ripping his leg off? and so on.

The scene in particular that caught my attention was when Commodore Schmidlapp was being held hostage on his own yacht by 4 extremely flamboyant villans in obnoxiously bright clothing and painted faces, and yet he was oblivious to it all, he seemingly had no idea that he was a hostage.  These villans apparently did such a great job manipulating him, with top of the line room service, fake scenery and official noises of the sea that Schmidlapp truly thought he was on course, headed for his destination and things were hunky dory.

As cheesy as this movie is today, this scene revealed something so profound to me about the way in which we go about walking through life, thinking we are on course because the enemy does such a fine job of encouraging us to fill our voids with everything from intoxication to lust to running after money, and then spending all our money buying the latest and greatest crap.  We’re hunting for that next thrill in life to make us forget about the questions we really have, like “Why am I here?” “What is my purpose?” and “What’s the point of life?”.  Many believe they are living freely but do not realize they are being held hostage in their own life.

You see the enemy doesn’t want you to stop and evaluate your purpose or ask such questions that I listed above, he wants you to be average, status quo, “ok”, comfortable, “fine”, because if you dare ask these important questions, he knows that you’ll get an answer and when you get the answer, your eyes will be opened to an entirely different level of living, that will threaten the kingdom of darkness something fierce!

Matthew 7:7  “Ask, and what you are asking for will be given to you. Look, and what you are looking for you will find. Knock, and the door you are knocking on will be opened to you.”

You want to know the purpose and assignment of greatness on your life?  just ASK.

Live Free or Die Hard

  • Free – enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery; to release, as from restrictions.

Galatians 3:13-14 “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, by becoming the curse for us…so that we would receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”

You were born to live free, Jesus died so you could LIVE, you are no longer a slave to the carnal, but free by the Spirit to live by the Spirit so that you can see amazing things come to pass in and through you, to leave a legacy for generations to come.

  • Die Hard – a person who vigorously maintains or defends a seemingly hopeless position.

Why do you hang on so tight?  What in the world are you hanging on to?  Why do you defend your ways so strongly?  Sometimes when I’m listening to people talk, I think, “do they even know that what they so vigorously defend is actually limiting them?!”

Take a look at your life, you are dying, we all are, as soon as we’re born, we’re dying.  Why on earth do you want to “comfortably” fly under the radar and just live an average, mainstream life without really finding truth about your purpose and seeing it come to pass?  What else are you planning to do with your time!?

So my question to you is this, will justice prevail in your life?  Will you choose to keep going around this mountain, getting the same results?  Will you ask the hard questions in life? Will you continue to lose hope when life doesn’t go your way, or continue to hang on tightly to things that will burn away in the end?

Will You Choose to Live Free or Die Hard?

*** Check out my short testimony on the “About Me” page.  I briefly sum up the assignment of the enemy that followed me when I was a young girl, left me for dead spiritually and considered me a loss…. until God picked me up, showed me who I really am and sent me on a mission to raise hell against darkness. ***

Be blessed as you CHOOSE to LIVE FREE!!!

 

 

As always here is a suggested book list…

An Enemy Called Average – John Mason

A Spiritual Awakening – Tommie Zito

The Unusual Suspect – Stephen Baldwin

Victory Over the Darkness – Neil T. Anderson

Your Best Life Now – Joel Osteen

One Comment on “Live Free or Die Hard

  1. I loved reading this! It hit home for me as I just had a conversation on taking responsibility for the actions we choose that do damage to our own lives with a girlfriend of mine. Once again, a fantastic post!

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