Do You Have An Indomitable Spirit?
Greetings all! We all maintain very busy lives but just wondering what have you done this past week to demonstrate the love of Christ to someone? I would love to hear! As we navigate these busy lives do we understand that our mission is not our own personal successes but the successfulness of living FOR Christ? I personally want to fully understand this point and am grateful for others that daily remind me of this valuable initiative. What about you? All who walk this journey behind me, next to me, and ahead of me bless me in indescribable ways. Do you feel the same about others in your Christian walk?
So, what is an indomitable spirit anyway? For starters, it would mean possessing a spirit that is nearly impossible to subdue or defeat! Amen to that! Synonyms for the word indomitable are: invincible, unconquerable, unbeatable, unassailable (unable to be attacked, questioned, or defeated), invulnerable, unshakable, and unsinkable. Do you consider yourself to be a person with an indomitable spirit? Is your spirit unshakable in the face of trial? How about in the face of daily subduing the flesh nature? Are you able to conquer all things that come across your path solely by the power of the invincible Spirit? Leaning in and yielding to the Spirit of the Living God that is in you will strengthen your spirit to become indomitable.
Below are some verses that highlight ways the Spirit of God is indomitable. Let’s allow the Spirit to teach our spirit these characteristics and start consistently behaving in this fashion. It is not impossible, improbable, nor impracticable! By the power of the living God, we get to tell our brains what to think and direct our emotions what to feel. Hallelujah!
“Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty; the Lord, invincible in battle.” (Psalm 24:8) By yielding to the Spirit, we should expect to also be strong and mighty; invincible in our struggles to achieve the things of God as well as be able to resist the things of the enemy.
God’s righteousness is seen in the life of the Messiah. Jesus had the Spirit without measure and through the Spirit of righteousness, He won the victory for us (Isa 11:5; 42:6, 21; 51:8; 53:11; 1Jo 2:1). We have also been given the fullness of the Spirit and should allow our spirit to be trained to be invincible.
We all have certain unavoidable situations we tend to ‘wait out’ until the stress passes. What we do in that ‘waiting’ should be a good indication of our spiritual health. Do we wait in a sort of agonizing or a pitiful kind of way? A way that indicates we have resigned ourself to the situation? Or do we pray ourself through the circumstance, all the while building ourself up in our most holy faith and completely trusting the invincible Lord in all the angles?
“The unassailable fortifications of your walls He will bring down, lay low and cast to the ground, even to the dust.” (Isaiah 25:12)
Walls constructed by anyone but God WILL BE brought down and made of dust. People may be tempted to think they are unassailable but God is the only unassailable One.
“Therefore the Lord God said: Look, I have laid a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will be unshakable.” (Isaiah 28:16)
Is your spirit unshakable BECAUSE your one and only foundation in all areas of your life is Jesus Christ of Nazareth? Have you been tested and found to be unshakable? What if you faced every single trial that came your way and told yourself that you intended to be found unshakable in it? Praise God!
“These will make war against the Lamb, but the Lamb will conquer them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings. Those with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.” (Revelation 17:14)
The Lamb will conquer His enemies. Do you intend to conquer your enemy by the power of the same Spirit?
“Peter started walking on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the strength of the wind, he was afraid. And beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out His hand, caught hold of him.” (Matthew 14:29-31)
If is never Jesus’ power or faith that fails but ours. When in the deep waters of your trial and you fear you might ‘sink’, reach out to Jesus. He will catch hold of you and enable you.
Those that crucified Jesus may have thought they won the fight but little did they know Jesus is completely unbeatable. What they assumed was His defeat was actually His obedience to the Father’s will which secured our salvation. When we are in the Father’s will we should also consider ourselves to be unbeatable in relation to this world system.
Do you have an indomitable spirit? Maybe you don’t quite yet but set that goal before you and reach for it. Ask the Lord to guide you as you press forward, always remembering you have the same Spirit in you that Jesus had when He spent His time here. You are a blessing!
In His grace,