Manifesto is from the Latin word Manifestus. Manifestus means to make public, to make obvious.
I share my manifesto with you because I need a manifesto to make obvious to me each and everyday what my truth really is! I share my manifesto with you to encourage you to take some time with God and His word to create your own manifesto. Manifesto’s can change with each season. To me, having a manifesto means that I am focused on truth in my life and this truth is guiding me. It is also an admission that keeping this focus in our busy and invasive world is not easy and I need something to help me find my Spiritual “north” quickly each time I stray.
If you do in fact create or have a manifesto..I’d LOVE to hear yours!! Post on facebook or this blog won’t you?
Everyday I wake up and I know that I am not enough. But, this doesn’t stop me because this is only part of what I know.
Everyday I wake up and I know that Jesus is with me, that I have the wisdom and the power of the Holy Spirit inside me, that I have an entire team of my spiritual ancestors cheering me on, that I live out this life on earth in the invisible spiritual city of the New Jerusalem with my fellow citizens – other Christians and festive angels. (Hebrews 12)
Everyday I wake up and I know that I am being taught and led and shown how to win this spiritual race by the One who ran the race perfectly. That if I keep my eyes on him, that if I train and do as He did and as He tells me to, I too will win the race that God has marked out for me. (Psalm 25, Philippians 3)
Yes, it is true, I am weak. Yes, it is also true that my savior and hero and perfect examples’ power is in me and with me and works best when I am weak. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Everyday I will fan into flames the spiritual gifts God gave me and I will do the good things He planned for me long ago, because His plan comes with the power, love and self-discipline to execute the plan. ( Ephesians 2 and 2 Timothy 1)
Yes, I have an opponent, an enemy who works day and night and night and day to bring me down, to side track me, to destroy me. Yet, my enemy is already defeated and his efforts will not stop me. As my enemy puts lies into my mind I will open my mouth and refute them with the true Word of God. (Ephesians 6)
I am a spiritual athlete. My coach is Jesus. I run to win the heavenly prize!
I am not enough but I don’t need to be! I am more than a conqueror and I run this exciting race with strength, peace, joy and confidence through the power and authority of Jesus!
I’m not saying I have all this together, that I have made it. But, I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward- to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m. It turning back. So let’s keep focused on the goal, those of us who want everything God has for us. If any of you have so etching else in mind, something less than 100% commitment! God will clear your blurred vision. Now that we are on track- let’s stay on track!