[uhn-stop-uh-buh l] adjective
- that which cannot be stopped or surpassed; unbeatable
Ok, I admit it. I added that second definition myself. But can you blame me? Is not the definition of “that which cannot be stopped or surpassed; unbeatable” the perfect description for who God is?
God is unstoppable.
He is the eternal one.
He’s the one who has no beginning and no end.
He’s the King whose reign will last forever.
He is the one who spoke the world into existence. Nothing can stop Him. Not even death itself.
O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. — I Corinthians 15:55, 57
The move of God — the purposes, plans and desires of our great God — cannot be stopped. Despite the social, political or economic landscape of our country, or even the personal obstacles and twists and turns life brings our way, God’s ultimate desires will always be fulfilled.
For the Lord of hosts has purposed and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back? — Isaiah 14:27
I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. – Job 42:2
The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of his heart to all generations – Psalm 33:11
Indeed, there is no devil in hell or no circumstance on earth that can short circuit, railroad or circumvent what God’s got planned for you.
God has appointed you and He has appointed me for this time, this hour, this season in history to make our mark. As you and I walk in alignment with Him, moment by moment and day by day, we get to join with Him and play a pivotal role in the plan that He developed in eternity past.
The writer of Philippians put it this way:
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. — Philippians 1:6
Dear sister, rest assured that the Lord’s power and purposes will not fail.
When God planned your life, He took into account all of the variables that you don’t know about yet – the trials, the tribulations, the mistakes and the setbacks — and He uses every one as part of His master plan.
The very things you and I might think are throwing our whole lives off course are the very things He will draw from to bring about the grit, character and integrity that’s consistent with who He’s shaping us to be.
That’s what Joseph came to understand after all God allowed Him to go through in the book of Genesis. After being sold into slavery by His very own brothers and enduring numerous types of mistreatment, Joseph told his brothers, “And now do not be distressed or angry with yourselves because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life.” – Genesis 45:5
Joseph understood that 1) it was God who allowed him to come face to face with the tough stuff of life and 2) God did it for a much greater purpose than Joseph had in mind.
Joseph’s brothers did a wicked thing by selling him into slavery, but through God’s providence, that horrible situation presented the perfect opportunity for Joseph to be God’s chosen instrument to work out a bigger plan.
Although God’s plan includes you — your deliverance, your breakthrough, your blessings and all that other good stuff – it’s much bigger than you.
Since the beginning of time, God has been on a global mission for close, intimate fellowship with mankind at all costs — even a cost as high as the blood of His own Son. As we align ourselves with Him, we experience not only our own personal breakthroughs and victories, but we also see the impact our lives can have on others as God works through us to implement His greater plan.
That’s what Joseph meant when he said “preserve life.” Joseph not only saw God’s hand of deliverance in his own life, but he also became part of something much bigger than himself when God used him to provide food for droves of people who would have otherwise died during a severe famine.
When you think everything around you is spiraling out of control, and you’re searching for God and you can’t seem to find Him, remember that your God is unstoppable. We don’t always understand His thoughts or ways, but He has an eternal track record of always coming out on top.
So whether you are in the pit or in the palace, your God cannot be surpassed. He cannot be beat. You are on the winning team, and don’t you forget it.
If you’re in the Cleveland area on November 11, join me at The Gathering: A Time of Worship for Women, where we’ll talk more about our unstoppable God!
The Gathering: A Time of Worship for Women is a dynamic time of prayer, worship, Bible teaching, food, fun and fellowship. Nearly 200 women leave rejuvenated, refocused and with a strong resolve to make their walk with God a top priority.
Jamie Renee, a vocalist in Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch Ensemble at the House of Blues, will lead us in worship. And Yours Truly will serve as the keynote speaker. 🙂
Registration includes live music, refreshments, giveaways and more! $10 discount registration has been extended, so grab your tickets while they last by clicking here.
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The Gathering: A Time of Worship for Women is brought to you by Christ Community Church.