I would like to thank Pastor David Lemarr for the contribution of this writing. He is the Executive Pastor at FountainGate Fellowship, a multi-campus church in the Abilene, Texas area. You can connect with him on Instagram at @davidlemarr.

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When I was in college, there was a summer I worked for a catering company in the Dallas Metroplex area. It paid well, was very laid back, and gave me some opportunities to attend some pretty cool events. For instance, I once served Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez a case of Redbulls. True story. 

I was also able to work the soft opening of the Perot museum right before it opened to the public. I remember arriving early and noticing that most of the team of servers were people I didn’t know. I also noticed that our manager was running late and no one knew what to do. Typically, someone knows how the rooms need to be laid out but considering we were – literally – the first event in this building, no one had a clue. 

So, I decided to take charge. I had no idea what I was doing but at least we were making progress. 

Many Believers are waiting on God to make a move, give clearer direction, speak audibly, or give a road-to-Damascus experience. When the reality is, there are MANY opportunities for us to exercise the authority God has already given. 

Unlike me in the Perot who was just taking charge when I didn’t have the authority, we have actually been given delegated authority by God Himself.

“And these signs will accompany those who believe: in My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with in new tongues … they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover” (Mark 16:17, 18 ESV. Emphasis added). 

“…that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord…” (Philippians 2:10, 11 ESV.  Emphasis added).

I wonder if more of our prayer life comes from a place of LACK or from a place of AUTHORITY. I wonder what our lives – relationships – finances – mental health – would look like if we actually took God at His word and walked in the authority He’s delegated to us. 

The will of God for your life is a green light until it turns red. It is not a red light waiting to turn green. My Dad used to tell me, “It’s a lot easier to move a car in drive than a car in park.” How true is this for our faith as well?! 

The finished work of the cross is exactly that… finished!  There is no demon in hell, no doubt in your heart, in fear in your mind that can stop you from being all that God has called and EMPOWERED you to be. 

“in My name THEY…” — that means YOU, Bible believing Christian! 

You serve a King that has given the keys to the Kingdom to you (Matthew 16:19).

Go for it!

David Lemarr