Superhero for the Kingdom
By Drenda Keesee
You have incredible potential.
God created you for something special.
He created you to make a difference.
As my friend, I want to remind you of that.
Because I know it’s not always easy to remember that when you’re in the trenches and coping with the day-to-day pressures of children, work, relationships, finances, or anything else that’s going on.
As children, we pretend to be superheroes, famous people, and great leaders; we think we can do anything. Then life happens, and our once-crystal-clear, totally doable goals and achievable dreams turn into out-of-reach impossibilities.
No matter what twists and turns your life has taken you are…
STILL destined by God to do great things—to be a superhero for His Kingdom.
So, make today THE day, the one where you clear the cobwebs and get out of the lull.
Make today the day you awaken the superhero in you!
Because you are NOT just an average, ordinary person living an average, ordinary life.
Second Corinthians 4:7 says, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.”
You have THE ultimate treasure—the all-surpassing power from God—inside of you! As a child of God, when you spend time in His almighty presence, His glory comes on you, and He changes you from the inside out.
As you look to God and His Word, and at what He says about you, you’ll discover your identity in Him instead of in your performance (or your lack of performance).
Then, you’ll be empowered to do things not through your own strength, but through Him and His strength.
Jesus is a real superhero, and He has real superpowers. Through His death and resurrection, He gives YOU the power over sin, over darkness, over death, over destruction—over everything that Satan has tried to bring into your life to hurt you, cause you pain, or destroy you.
Now, don’t get me wrong. You’ll still have to face your own ‟kryptonite”—the insecurities, wrong thoughts, failures of the past, and other things that can render you ineffective; it’s human nature to tend to focus on our weaknesses.
But God looks at you and sees only the good things. He is a good God, and a loving Father, and He looks at you and sees only what He has placed in you and exactly who you are in Him. He sees the legacy you can leave in your family and in the lives of the people you can reach; He sees what you can do for the lost, for eternity.
He doesn’t look at your life and see what you can accomplish on your own, but what you can accomplish with Him.
He created you to make a difference with Him.
He wants to see things you’ve only dreamed were possible come to pass in your life with His help.
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Drenda Keesee’s contagious zeal and humorous personal experiences help make her ministry of spiritual, emotional and relational wholeness one that will bless your life and spark a new fire in your spirit.
A wife of over 30 years and a mother of five children, Drenda has ministered at churches, seminars, and conferences, and through the mediums of television and radio, for more than 20 years.
Her books, The New Vintage Family, Better Than You Think, and She Gets It are available wherever books are sold. In these heartfelt books, Drenda shares her personal journey and the life lessons that have brought her to where she is today, as well as practical answers that all people need to live a joyful life.
Drenda and her husband Gary founded Faith Life Now, a ministry designed to spread the message of freedom in the areas of finances, faith, marriage, and family. Tune in for their weekly messages here. Faith Life Now hosts conferences worldwide, and sponsors both Fixing the Money Thing, which Drenda co-hosts with her husband Gary, and Drenda.
Through their own life experiences, the Keesees have found the principles from God’s Word to be powerful and effective. At one point, Drenda was a young, suicidal feminist with no hope of ever being “good enough” for her own standards of perfection. She never wanted the “inconvenience” of a husband or children, and she was on her own path to success. But the stress of trying to achieve perfection and perform for love left her broken and used. She had success, but it was nothing compared to the pain and loneliness it had also brought.
That’s when God got a hold of her heart. It was there—at her lowest point—that she found the One who accepted and loved her, faults and all. Since that transformation, Drenda has had a passion to reach women who find themselves where she once was.
She married Gary after attending college, and there she found herself in a personal boot camp of sorts. She says, “I cried and told God, ‘I can do anything but be a wife and mother.’” She committed to learning how to do it God’s way. Through the many years of raising their children and struggling to make ends meet, Drenda learned from their mistakes. “I didn’t know how to be a wife and mother, but God saved our marriage, taught us how to parent our children for success, showed us how to have financial success, and then irony of all ironies, He called us to ministry.” It’s truly because of these life experiences that Drenda can now share so many insightful principles for people who are now going through the same struggles.