BeYOUties, we have everything at our disposal to be a winner in every area of life. You may think you can’t do it…it’s too hard. Sweetheart, in case you didn’t know, life is hard and the
only way it’s going to get easier is if you do things God’s way. It can be easy to say, “Well I don’t know what His way is.” Good news - all you have to do is get into the Word to find out!
Romans 12:1-2 says, “I beseech you therefore, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” Then he tells them, “Be not conformed to this world: but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is good, and acceptable, and the perfect will of God.” We have to do what is necessary to conform ourselves to God's Word and not to the way of the world.
You can't do it your own way. We can't do it the way the world is telling us to because they don't know what they’re doing. You cannot look at Hollywood and the pictures of the actresses and say, “well I want to be like her.” She's acting. You don't know who these women truly are because they're just acting. But God is not acting; He's our example. We have to be willing to take the Word of God and allow it work within us.
No matter what trials we’re dealing with, we first need to go to the Bible and find out what God has said about it. When we graduated from Bible college, my husband and I made a conscious decision to obey whatever we found in God’s Word. You have to just decide - across the board - that what you find in the Bible is what you’re going follow so you can become more like Him. That's what we're all supposed to do.
We are all striving to become more like our Father. Our focus has to be on Him, because the more we focus on Him, the more prosperity we will see developing in our lives. We will have victory in our lives when we are in agreement with God’s word.
To see victory, you need to run after God and love him with everything you have. When you seek him in every area of your life, you make him happy, and doors just start opening. He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above anything that we can ask or think. And once you get to exceedingly abundantly above, remember there's still more that God has for you. He can take us to heights that we never even considered. God wants to bring us to a place where our lives are so good that the world becomes jealous. They want to meet our leader. They will ask to meet our King.
It’s time to become little Jesus’s. He's counting on us. He gave His life for us, and He believes in us. So, let's believe in Him, do what He wants us to do, and we will win in life!
Pastor Deborah Butler
God's BeYOUties Women's Ministry