Each of us is unique—designed for a special place the Lord has for us in the body of Christ. “Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay for special purposes and some for common use?
Make the commitment to God to allow Him to continue to work on you. Remember He has a special design and purpose for each of us—to become more than we ever dreamed possible.
Raising Hands Releases Feel-Good Emotions
Raising our hands releases feel-good emotions in our brain. As believers, we typically raise our hands for three reasons.
Raising Hands Reason #1:
We lift them as a sign of surrender when we admit we cannot save ourselves and we cannot direct our own steps. Raised hands is the universal symbol of surrender.
Raising Hands Reason #2:
We also raise our hands to receive from God whatever He has planned for our lives. Even when the enemy attacks us with pain and sorry and we receive things we don’t want or expect, and we accept them without grumbling or complaining, we are blessed. We place our trust and take our stand that “all things work together for good, for those that Love the Lord, and are called according to His promise” (Rom. 8:28).
Raising Hands Reason #3:
The third and most important time to raise our hands is when we are praising God. Quite possibly, is won’t be for what is going on in our lives, but rather that Almighty God is still in control.
Conclusion: Raising Hands Helps Win the Battle!
We are also confident that what the devil plans for evil, God can always use for good. It may help us establish faith, trust or perseverance. But we always win the battle when we keep our eyes focused on God, rather than staring disparagingly at our problem or circumstance.