God's Protection, Growth/Maturity, Inspirational, Self-Esteem, Spirit of Fear, Spiritual Warfare

This is it!

Today is a day of reclamation of your position in Christ! Today is the last day that you will sit and sulk in your misery, bask and drift into your depression, and flop and fray over your shortcomings. I have no idea why I feel the need to write this EmpowerMoment with such force and urgency, but THIS IS IT! Aren’t you sick and tired of sabotaging your own happiness due to fear of the devil and his schemes? Aren’t you done with the misery and anguish of feeling inadequate? Aren’t you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Sometimes the devil makes me so mad I could just spit! Why do I get so mad? Because he is a robber, a thief and a conniver! He tricks you into thinking that you aren’t good enough, smart enough, beautiful enough, or even worthy enough to live in the abundance God has blessed us with. He even has the nerve to trick our minds into thinking that the sins of yesterday create permanent paths for today.

Well today, devil, I serve you notice, THIS IS IT! You will not bind me with fear, you will not enclose me with doubt, and you will not entangle me with insecurities. “For [God] created my inmost being; [He] knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise [Him] for I am fearfully and wonderfully made!” (salms 139:13-14 NIV) You cannot tell me that I am not made in God’s perfection. It may not be how you like or anyone else, but the way God made me was through His intent! You can’t deceive me into thinking my teeth aren’t straight enough, my hair isn’t perfect, my eyes aren’t even, or even my walk is not as graceful as you please. But God made me in HIS image, and because of that FACT I am made in His thought of perfection.

Today is the last day you will deceive me into thinking I am not good enough to receive the blessings of God. I break away from the chains I’ve allowed you to bind me with and I rest in assurance of the promises of my Father. When I am obedient to Him, His word tells me “You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.  You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.”  (Deuteronomy 28:3, 6 NIV) This means in any situation God has led me to, I will be blessed and you will not and shall not deceive me to believe otherwise.

I am DONE with walking in fear! Fear to believe that my business can’t grow, fear to believe that God won’t bless me with a healthy marriage because of statistics, fear of being paranoid of foolishness, and fear of encountering obstacles that God won’t give me victory over. Just like God told Jehosophat, “‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” (2 Chronicles 20:15 NIV) Not only are my battles God’s, but even before they begin I have already won through Christ Jesus.

“If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:

“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. ” (Romans 8:32-39 NIV)

Dear Daddy,

You are awesome, magnificent, and mighty is Your name in all the Earth. Thank You for making me, molding me, and shaping me. Thank You for protection, comfort, and guidance. Father, I ask that You continue to allow me to see me how You see me. Help me to not be bound in fear but to realize who You are and who I am because of You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

Ladies, this is it! Today I EMPOWER you to walk boldly in the power of God and the blessings that manifest because of His Son in your life. Do not allow the devil to attack your mind into thinking thoughts of defeat. You are a winner; you are the head and not the tail. State today, that you will no longer allow the devil to bind and deceive you, but you will instead pray God’s power over your life.

What have you decided to give over to God instead of allowing devil to trick you into failure? Tell us on our Facebook page or Tweet us @empowermoments !

You have the Victory!

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As a professional, Mrs. Khalilah Burton is College Biology Instructor. She is also currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Higher Ed and Community College Leadership. Khalilah is passionate about her faith journey and uses this key scripture as her inspiration: “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31 KJV) She teaches Young Adult Bible Study and Sunday School and also serves as a guest speaker and panelist for various events for women and Christian empowerment. Khalilah resides in Millbrook, Alabama with her wonderful husband Donald Burton, Jr. and their energetic three-year old daughter. They attend Vaughn Forest Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Check out Khalilah’s Christian weight loss blog here.

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18 thoughts on “This is it!”

  1. HALLELUJAH!!!! HALLELUJAH!! God be praised!! HALLELUJAH!!! Glory to GOD!!! This post took me in, right here in my classroom!! PRAISE THE LORD!! HALLELUJAH!!!

    1. Katrina, when I read this this morning, I started shouting too! God is so off the chain that when I write these messages He makes them for me as well! I get it girl, I get it!!

  2. Khalilah,my Spirit is speaking tongues! YES,YES,YES,Y-E-S!!! I just got off of the phone with someone calling because I was a referencer for another person I know and I found out that the young woman who called was a believer and I told her about EM! I’m thankful for this post! It is cries like this that spark an encounter with our Father,OH Khalilah I’m praying this out loud right now for you(not out of FEAR) Father in Jesus name I decree and declare that your word protects. I thank you for the gift that you have placed in my dear sister now I charge her Angels, her husbands and child’s too! Angels perform the word of the Lord concerning the Burton’s and I cover every inch of their lives with your precious blood in Jesus name Amen! Girl,I saw light enter into the ares of darkness in the Spirit. We are in warfare after this entry and we don’t have to be afraid or ignorant,but all who read this is going to have to remain covered in the word(our hearts have to be saturated with it DAILY) and our hearts with THANKSGIVING AND PRAYER,BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY WE HAVE TO WALK IN LOVE. I am so full,I had great devotion this mornining,Thankyou sooo much Khalilah your heart is so sensitive to the Spirit and I pray that you would remain in this secret place of Him too soak up everything that the Father has for you! EM you guys don’t know how much you all mean to me! I am so honored to be able to be welcomed into all of your hearts unrestricted and as I always say,continue because God is not finished with your assignment!

    1. Lisa you inspire us too! We had a prayer call with our team the other night and someone mentioned how supportive you are to our EM’s, so just know that you are an encouragement to us! We appreciate the love, sincerity, and compassion.

      Thank you for your kind words, your prayers, and your boldness!

    1. That’s powerful, “you can’t do anything with it anyway!” We must learn to understand, what God has for us is for us, and us only!!! #loveit

  3. Amen! This post reminds me of a song my dad used to play by the Winans..Tomorrow. ‘Tomorrow, Id give my life tomorrow, I thought about today…but tomorrow, is so much easier to say’ But you are definitely right, its time to let go of the people and things that we have been allowing to hold us back, and walk into our desitnies! This definitely spoke to me, and thank you for sharing!

  4. Sis. Khalilah:
    I want to thank you for this message to us today; it is a timely one. After reading this, I believe all of the sisters are ready to walk in their purpose without fear and trembling. I also believe that we are ready to be the women in the kingdom that God is calling each of us to be. It is time for us to walk in the “Beauty of Holiness.” Remember ladies, He created us on purpose, no one is a mistake.
    Be Blessed.

    1. Yes, we have to walk in faith, not fear! If God is for and with us, who can be against us? No one!

      Thanks for the support, and your empowermoment 🙂

  5. He will not! shall not! can not! I rebuke lack and decree prosperity. All of those doubts have been left in YESTERDAY! Satan and all of his emps (as my grandma calls them) can miss me with the antics.

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