"Take Heart...I HAVE"

You know that scene in Frozen where Olaf's carrot nose is shoved through his head and he thinks it's itty bitty and says so with a little cute voice? K. Well pretend you are hearing that voice say "This is just an itty bitty mini post."

I was just thinking/the Holy Spirit brought to mind that verse "Take heart I have overcome the world."  So I stopped and looked it up and the entire verse is...

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

I love that, "take heart" and I always picture Aslan from the Narnia series by CS Lewis as he is with Lucy so many times being such a strong leader and yet loving her so tenderly and dearly. But today I was thinking about the very last phrase "I have overcome the world." Not I WILL overcome the world. "I HAVE overcome the world."

It seems like I'm always thinking about when God WILL bring things to fruition, when God WILL give me direction, when God WILL overcome, when God WILL return. But no. No. God has ALREADY overcome the world. He's got it. He has it, no problem...not even a flinch. 

I may not have it today. I may be waiting and anticipating and even longing for that full view of God's working in my life. But not Him. My reality is not His reality. 

So take heart dear one.