I am a conqueror. I believe this with my whole heart, and I tell myself this all the time. When I face things that are unknown, painful, or scary I remind my heart that I am more than a conqueror because of Christ Who lives within me. I know the words, “We are more than conquerors” have become so overused in religious circles that maybe we don’t fully absorb the truth in the statement anymore, but that doesn’t make it any less true. This was the first truth that God led me to as I “ran out of the shade”. So, this is where we will start.
The truth is, there is no battle that we will ever face during our lives that God has not already placed a path to victory within. The problem sometimes lies in the fact that we have earthly minds and hearts and can miss the true victories tucked within a circumstance.
So, my first encouragement for you is to look for the victories.
You are more than a conqueror. You are set up to win. So, whatever it is you are facing or going through, look for a victory every day. Ask God to open your spiritual eyes to see the many different victories that have already been built into your history. Some say we should never look back, and only focus on today and the future. I say, look back when you need to remember the goodness of God in any given moment. I also say, look back if you are currently experiencing an unexpected or recurring place of pain in your heart and you can’t seem to find your way out of it. The answer is probably connected to an unresolved pain of the past. Use your past as a tool to unlock your future, not as an excuse to stay where you are.
I was unable to walk out much victory in my personal life, until I revisited past hurts and allowed God’s truth to be spoken and to shatter the lies I’d built my life upon.
Prayer Moment: Search out victories in today. I encourage you to take time this morning and ask God to reveal to your heart and mind the many victories you’ve experienced in your life thus far. No matter how small or large they are, each one matters. If you build a house of rocks, in the end the size of each rock is irrelevant, but if one is removed it will leave an obvious hole that must be filled. Likewise, any and all victories should be counted, remembered and meditated upon to build up your strength to fight another day.
What then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all- how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died- more than that, who was raised to life- is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. Romans 8:31-37