Exercising your Authority [Part 1]
Minister: Rev’d Sam Oye
Text: Mark 4: 35-41 (KJV)
Topic: Exercising your Authority [Part 1]
Whatever you don’t exercise, you don’t grow. Whatever you don’t exercise, does not get better. Whatever you don’t exercise, you don’t master. This means mastery comes from exercise. It follows therefore that to be a great singer, passion, skill or even access may not be enough, you need to exercise. Exercise is the key to mastery. You can accidental success, but it may not be repeatable. Repeated success comes from mastery. You will have a hard time mastering what you are not practicing. This is because everything gets better with practice. For instance, all countries with highly rated disaster response timeline are always carrying out repeated drills, playing out different scenarios to evaluate their readiness and disaster response and management. What you have in life is not the key to success, it is the exercise of what you have.
This brings us to the concept of authority as a believer. It is not a question of whether Jesus gave us authority or not, it is whether we exercise the authority. If you have gifts of the spirit you do not exercise, it will not grow. Without exercising your prayer life, it would not be developed.
Numbers 14:28 (NLT)- Now tell them this: ‘As surely as I live, declares the LORD, I will do to you the very things I heard you say. Job 22:28- You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God’s favor] shall shine upon your ways.
Your present life is a reflection of the harvest of words you have spoken on and to yourself years ago. Exercise the authority God gave you and decide and declare what you want. You can change anything about your situation through exercising your authority by calling things into your life. Frame your world with your words. Hebrews 11:3- Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.