This was in my email this morning from Dr. Tony Evans, and I’m so thankful for the message. I want to share it with you.

God has placed a crown on your head. You are majestic. For real. The enemy does not want you to know that you are majestic. Satan does not want you to know that you have glory, honor, and dominion from God.

As long as Satan can keep you from thinking like royalty, he can keep you from acting like royalty. As long as he can keep you thinking that you are nobody, or that you do not matter and you have no say, he can keep you acting like you are nobody, that you do not matter and you have no say.

As a result, Satan can keep the greatness of your future locked up and tucked away. But I want to let you in on a very powerful secret:

You have something that Satan does not.

As a believer in Jesus Christ, you have spiritual authority.

You have been crowned with majesty in God’s kingdom. It is up to you to use the rights that come with the majesty you have been given. While God is the sovereign and absolute King, He has given you the authority to accomplish all that you need to do to fulfill your destiny.

Not only has God given you spiritual authority, but He has empowered you with all you need to exercise it. If you memorize only one verse in your entire life, memorize this one. It is one of my favorites.

“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.” (2 Corinthians 9:8)

Anything that you do in God’s name for His glory, a good deed, will have His sufficiency to do it. It is a promise.

God doesn’t always call the equipped, but He always equips the called. When God sent Moses to Egypt to deliver the Israelites from bondage, He empowered Moses to do the enormous task before him. He said,

“See, I make you as God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron shall be your prophet. You shall speak all that I command you, and your brother Aaron shall speak to Pharaoh that he let the sons of Israel go out of his land.” (Exodus 7:1-2)

God told Moses that He was going to make him “as God to Pharaoh” even though Pharaoh was the one on earth that everyone thought was running the show. Everyone thought that Pharaoh held the control, that Pharaoh was the biggest, and that Pharaoh called the ultimate shots. Yet God trumps everyone. And when God sends you to do what He has created you to do, God empowers you to do just that. God didn’t make Moses be God; He made Moses “as God to Pharaoh” – meaning He gave him authority, even over someone who seemingly held more earthly authority over Moses.

It doesn’t matter what opposition you face – it doesn’t matter how big the Pharaohs are in your life; if you are doing what God has created you to do, He has empowered you with authority. You are majestic.

Keep in mind, though, that God won’t force you to exercise your authority, just like He didn’t force Moses to confront Pharaoh. That is up to you. Moses could have walked away and said, “You know what, God? That sounds good, and that sounds all tough, and that is a great locker room speech; but have you seen Pharaoh? Do you have any idea how many men he has at his disposal? I appreciate the vote of confidence, God, but You are just not being realistic.” Moses could have said all of those things and left. And, as a result, we might be reading about someone else in the Scripture whom God used to set His people free.

What many of us have done, unfortunately, is give away our spiritual authority. Satan didn’t even have to battle you for it. You simply examined the situation, saw the size of the challenge or looked at your own inadequacies, and gave up. In so doing, authority over that situation at work, that situation in the home, that problem, that addiction, that ambition, or that vision was handed over to Satan.

But you can get it back. You don’t have to live a life of defeat, or a life that is simply getting by while not maximizing all you were created to be. You can reclaim your spiritual authority. It is never too late. Start now.