Happy Monday, y’all! How are you guys? Today is Monday with Madi again!

If you need a quick catchup on all the ways to kick the devil’s butt in your everyday life…

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I hope you’re enjoying Mondays with Madi! I’m really, really excited for this fourth way to kick the devil’s butt in your everyday life.

Because man, this one is AWESOME. 💪


4. Lead the Way

The devil wants us to “follow the leader”, fit in, and give in to peer pressure. The last thing in the world the devil wants for you is to follow the plan and calling of God on your life. The devil wants you to follow what everyone else is doing and live a life far from the incredible purpose God has for you.

Well, I’ve got news for you, dummy defeated devil. We don’t serve a God of fitting in and doing what the world is doing. We are a devil butt-kicking generation. We’re going to lead the way and follow God’s INCREDIBLE plan and call on our lives. We’re living for Jesus… there’s a BIG difference between the way we do things and the way the world does things because we represent the King of kings. 😎 You think we care what the world says? Puh-lease.

Colossians 3:23 “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.”

As Christians and ambassadors of the kingdom of Heaven (2 Corinthians 5:20), we represent the King of kings. Whatever we do needs to be done with excellence and diligence — regardless of our age (Jeremiah 1:7).

In the words of Jonathan Shuttlesworth, 

“The MOST. The BIGGEST. The BEST. There is a clear line of distinction between the way we do things and the way the world does things.”

One of my favorite cool Christian songs is The Paradigm by Capital Kings. My favorite lyrics are…

“We are the generation, we’ve got a reputation, it’s time to lead the way. We are the motivation, just got to activate them, there is no time to wait.”

When the world sees that we carry something different than the unsatisfactory “same-old, same-old” that everyone else is doing, they will want that. We weren’t born to follow trends, we were born to set them. (1 Corinthians 11:1) So what if no one else is honoring God? You be the one to honor God. You be the first to step out and take a stand. God sees that and will honor you, because when you honor God, He turns around and does the same. 1 Samuel 2:30 states, “I will honor those who honor Me.”

God sees that and will honor you, because when you honor God, He turns around and does the same.

(Actually, as I type this post, I’m listening to Next Level by Family Force 5… and Next Level is the name of the elite ministry training group I graduated from! Very fitting. ;D)

What we stand for will stand for us. 

Talk to me! What are you standing for? How are you leading the way?