Summary: Life brings circumstances where you don't know what to do. Sometimes, we forget we have the Word of God in our mouth. We are tossed to and fro by every circumstance. However, it is time to be stable and stand on God's Word.
I believe that this is a life-changing message.
No matter what storms you face in life, you will become stable and not be rocked out of the boat.
You were not meant to go being beat up by the storms of life. Look at the storm of gas prices, the economy, your job statuses, can’t pay your bills, etc. But I have question for you – Did God leave the storm?
One thing I can’t stand is some fickled people. Up one day and down the next. Unstable in all their ways.
Job 21:18 – That they are like stubble before the wind and like chaff that the storm steals and carries away? (Amplified)
James 1:8- A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Stable - steadfast or firm of purpose; resistant to change of position or condition; not easily moved or disturbed; not subject to extreme change or fluctuation.
God wants you to be stable in life. Knowing that no matter what the wind blows. No matter how many tornados come – he wants you to be steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding toward the work of the Lord because your labor is not in vain.
We have a generation of people who need the Lord. You can’t be reacting just as the world if you are a born-again Christian.
How to be Stable in the Storm:
1. You need to know that you have been anointed to fulfill destiny and purpose.
Isaiah 61:1 (The Message Bible) - The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners.
What is anointed and what does it mean?
The origin of anointing was from a practice of shepherds. Lice and other insects would often get into the wool of sheep, and when they got near the sheep's head, they could burrow into the sheep's ears and kill the sheep. So, ancient shepherds poured oil on the sheep's head. This made the wool slippery, making it impossible for insects to get near the sheep's ears because they would just slide off. From this, anointing became symbolic of blessing, protection, and empowerment.
The New Testament Greek words for “anoint” are chrio, which means “to smear or rub with oil, and by implication to consecrate for office or religious service”; and aleipho, which means “to anoint.” In Bible times, people were anointed with oil to signify God’s blessing or call on that person’s life (Exodus 29:7; Exodus 40:9; 2 Kings 9:6; Ecclesiastes 9:8; James 5:14).
A person was anointed for a special purpose—to be a king, to be a prophet, to be an builder, etc. There is nothing wrong with anointing a person with oil today. We just have to make sure that the purpose of anointing is in agreement with Scripture. Anointing should not be viewed as a "magic potion." The oil itself does not have any power. It is only God that can anoint a person for a specific purpose. If we use oil, it is only a symbol of what God is doing.
Say out loud, “I’m anointed”.
2. Confess God’s word to be stable in the storm.
God created the universe simply by speaking it into existence (Genesis 1), and that humans have been endowed with the ability (power) to speak things into existence. Thus, making a "positive confession" (by reciting a promise of scripture, for example), and believing that which one says, generates power which enables those things to come into fruition.
Mark 11:22-23 (New Living Translation) - Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God. I tell you the truth, you can say to this mountain, ‘May you be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ and it will happen. But you must really believe it will happen and have no doubt in your heart.
"Negative confession" can yield negative results, and hence believers should be conscious of their words. This is argued on the interpretation of Proverbs 18:21, "Life and death are in the power of the tongue, and they that love them will eat the fruit thereof", also Numbers 14:28, "...saith the Lord, as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do", among other scriptures.
The Word does the work.
The earth was created by words. God said (Genesis 1).
Jeremiah 1:12 – Then said the Lord unto me, thou hast seen well: for I will hasten my word to perform it.
That’s what we are going to do today. We are going to change what we have been confessing.
Say – I’ m a champion! I am God’s champion! If you say I’m healed, I’m healed. If you are wealthy, you are wealthy.
3. Don’t let circumstances over take you. You need to be stable and unmoveable when trials or circumstances come against you to stop you.