The Christian life is an overcoming life. A life of victory, not defeat. Failure is not an option for us. Yes, we will face a sea of challenges. We may experience some temporary setbacks and delays. But in the end we win. You are a winner in Jesus. You are more than a conqueror by His grace. Overwhelming victory is yours through Jesus who LOVES you.
“In this world you will have trouble, but be of good cheer. I have overcome the world for you.” (Matthew 16:33)
Jesus warns us to expect trials and frustrations in this mixed-up godless world. But He also says we can expect victory in these trials, as we put our trust in Jesus, the resurrected Lord.
The obstacles which our enemies hurl in our way can become stepping stones for us, as we leap over our troubles–from faith to faith, from grace to grace, from victory to victory, from glory to glory!
“In all these difficulties, we are more than conquerors through Him who LOVES us.” (Romans 8:37)
Jesus has already overcome the world and its ways for us. By His death and resurrection He trampled and defeated forever the power of sin, sickness and death. Now He imputes His victory to us as His family. God has placed us into Christ, the anointed One. So when He died to this world, we died with Him. When He was raised to new life, we were raised victorious with Him.
“Everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.” (1 John 5:4-5 NIV)
If you are a believer, you are a world overcomer. Dare to believe! For the Lord will do great things through you!