“And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction, but [a sure token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God.” (Philippians 1: 28, Amplified Bible)
Don’t be afraid of bellowing error, the bluster of resistance to your goodness. Stay faithful to your intentions. Believe in God’s righteousness more than you fear others’ unrighteousness. Don’t let the opponents of good cause you to cower and give up. The adversaries of good are also the adversaries of God, and therefore already doomed.
God is all-powerful. You are His idea, wrapped in His care, fueled with His grace, and equipped with His weapons—your own sweet qualities, broad vision, and kindness. The very raging of your enemies–whether it takes the form of other people or of circumstances or of the mortal voice in your own head–is a sign that you are winning. The wrong sense is fighting for a life, frantically, desperately. The Truth remains confident and we remain so as well in its promise.
Your salvation is at hand and it comes not through material efforts or changes in circumstance. It comes from God, from the very Truth of you that is insisting that it be realized, seen, and expressed in this place, in you and in your life. Be calm and grateful. You can’t be intimidated. You know that with God you are not only winning, you have already won!
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