Enablers or Enemies
My whole perspective on life has changed, as I am in transition
from being a “victim” to becoming a “victor.”
Not one of my circumstances has changed, but my “enemies”
have just become my “enablers.” I saw glimpses
of this before, but now it is surging to life within me.
Consider the enemies of Jesus; they spent much time and effort
in conspiring against Him until He was finally brought before
Pilate. Because of His “enemies” efforts, He was
severely beaten, thus “enabling” Him to fulfill
“But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement
of our peace was upon Him; and with his stripes
we are healed.”
Due to the efforts of His enemies, Jesus was crucified, thus
“enabling” Him purchase our redemption on the
cross. Without this enemies, He could not have fulfilled His
destiny which was cloaked,
“… the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before
the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes
of this world knew: for had they known it, they would
not have crucified the Lord of glory.” I Cor 2:7-8.
There are a number of things which I had viewed as being
my “enemies” - things intended to hinder my destiny.
I have often viewed “time,” or rather the lack
of it, as an enemy. I have a full time job, and also, I am
involved in full time ministry. In reality, this “enemy”
has become my “enabler,” as it has trained me
to become efficient and prioritize my activities. Everything
I do must be measured against God’s purposes. Were it
not for this “enemy,” I would be a time-waster.
I have often viewed my living in a small Midwestern town,
which could be described as the spiritual “back side”
of the desert, as being an “enemy.” In reality,
this enemy has enabled me to maintain a proper perspective,
so I can relate to all those who seem to be tucked away in
Then there are those who really ARE enemies, not just perceived
enemies, who seek to harm or destroy me. Even the powers of
darkness (the devil himself, if you will) have become my enablers...
for my destiny is to be an overcomer and victor. All these
simply provide “something” for me to overcome.
Truly, if God is FOR me, who can be against me? (Rom. 8:31).
This passage has taken on a new meaning, for even those AGAINST
me are enabling me to fulfill my destiny.
Tall as I may be in spirit, my physical stature remains a
bit squatty, so when I need to reach something high, I use
a very ingenious device... a footstool, which allows me to
reach things I could not reach otherwise. The footstool enables
me to reach new heights. It is upon the “footstool”
of our enemies that we are enabled to reach the “high
calling” of our destiny in Christ.
What enemies are you facing? Have you considered that they
may well be the
”enablers” of your destiny? I am not suggesting
that we ignore our enemies and pretend that they do not exist.
The kingdom of darkness that seeks to hinder or destroy your
destiny, and your very life, is a real and present danger.
Understand, however, that your destiny is to be an overcomer.
You could never be an overcomer without something to overcome.
We never come to the place of “breakthrough” without
something to break through... your enemies are your enablers!
We may not like this fact, but “we must through much
tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:22).
As we come into this understanding that “if God be for
us,” then, even those who are “against us”
are “for us,” enabling our destiny!
As we press forward in accessing our destiny, let us tread
upon our enemies as being our footstools, that we may reach
the high calling of manifesting the dominion of Christ in