Indomitable Like a Lily

Indomitable Like a Lily

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Girl Picking Lilies in a FieldThe Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “indomitable” as “incapable of being subdued : unconquerable”.

God is indomitable.

“Then God said, ‘Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.’ So God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them and said, ‘Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.'” – Genesis 1

God created you to be indomitable — to be blessed, to be successful, to be prosperous, to be victorious, to experience abundance and multiplication, to reign, to govern, to enjoy, and to reproduce your success in others.

And yet, what may be standing between you and your destiny may surprise you — fear and worry.

Jesus gave this example,

“Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?” – Luke 12

God created you to be indomitable like a lily — without pretense or concern, completely aligned with what you were created to be.

God created you to be indomitable because of your ability to receive His life, His grace, His health, His goodness, His promises, His blessings, His peace, His joy, His fulfillment, His success, His victory — like a lily.  Not because of what you have done or haven’t done, but just because of who you are and who God created you to be.  Your victory is the natural, organic, logical outcome of your creation by God.  You are God’s precious child, created with God’s DNA, God’s pattern, God’s plan, God’s image, God’s purpose, and God’s life written into the very fabric of your being, calling you to step into your destiny, your identity, and your victory as the beautiful, powerful, wonderful, and awe inspiring offspring of God’s royal blood line that you are.

Whatever the enemy brings against you, whatever negative experiences you have, whatever obstacles stand in your way, whatever challenges loom large in front of you — God is the one giving you life, peace, joy, vision, strength, confidence, faith, and accomplishment from the inside — unconquerable.

When Jesus said, “Why do you have so little faith?” it wasn’t a condemnation or a criticism of your failure, He wasn’t dismissing you or belittling you and He certainly wasn’t questioning His purpose, His plan, or His promises for you.  When Jesus said, “Why do you have so little faith?” He was asking a simple question to challenge and remove the greatest obstacle standing between you and your destiny.  Literally, why aren’t you choosing greater faith?  It’s so much better than what you have right now!  Why not accept it?  Why are you letting the enemy get in your way?  Why are you letting the enemy dominate your thoughts, your decisions, and your perspective?  Why would you do that when God is offering you so much more, so much better, so much clearer, so much greater, so much more fulfilling and satisfying and joyful and successful and victorious a life?

It’s not like its hard to say “Yes!” to God.  It’s the most natural, logical, rational, sensible, defensible, and exciting thing you will ever do.

“Yes!”

“Yes Lord!”

“Yes God! YES!  I’m yours.  I was created by you. I was defined by you, shaped by you, formed by you, planned by you, designed by you, made by you!  It makes so much sense that I am free in you, blessed in you, alive in you, victorious in you, strong in you — exceedingly, abundantly, above and beyond the life that I have lived before, Yes, what is yours is mine, now and forever — life and life abundant, overflowing, a rushing river of your favor, your grace, your love, and your goodness.  Yes!”

On the other hand, what the enemy has to offer does not make any sense.  Why do you have so little faith?  Because somehow you have convinced yourself or been convinced that its not possible to have more faith, or you have accepted the enemy’s view of the world as a miserable, hopeless, isolating, down-trodden and evil place full of defeat, sadness, anxiety, depression, fear, and risk and somehow its seems like the more rational and defensible position to expect bad things, project negative outcomes, and fear the possibilities instead of looking for the opportunities and saying “Yes!” to God’s vision of a better life.

After asking, “Why do you have so little faith?” Jesus continued,

“And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things.  These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.” – Luke 12

Your success is not incidental or ancillary to God’s purpose for you.  It is God’s central purpose to bless you and give you victory and it gives God great happiness to do so.  It is God’s promise that if you will be like that lily — releasing concern, anxiety, and worry and embracing faith, confidence, vision, and God’s presence in the moment, which is what you were designed to do — then you will uncover the beauty and the power of who you were created to become, you will unleash your destiny as a child of God, and your will step beyond the limits that the enemy has placed around you and experience the joy, the peace, and the fulfillment of the eternal life of super natural favor that God has in store.  You will become indomitable like a lily.

It’s like King David observed in one of his best known Psalms,

“The LORD is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the LORD forever.” – Psalm 23

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