HOW TO LIVE VICTORIOUSLY AS A CHRISTIAN
Living a victorious Christian life is what we desire when we give our lives to Christ. After all, Jesus said that He came so that we can live abundant lives (John 10:10). But sometimes we wonder how that will happen, especially with the past season of global pandemic. Over the last year and a half, the pandemic has interrupted our plans and goals and left us suffocating under masks and exhausted from all the social distancing measures.
But even after all of this, by trusting that God’s plan for our lives is still intact, it is possible to live a victorious life; If we operate from a place of victory rather than defeat due to what is going on all around us and we can celebrate as we look forward to a great ending to 2021.
In this short devotional we will look at how we can live victoriously by changing how we think, speak, and live. There is hope that things will get better, best believe it. When all our backup plans fail, the only direction we can face is up towards heaven and seek the only One who can turn our situation and our lives completely around – God.
If you want to live victoriously as a Christian, your mind is the first place to start making a turnaround. You have to change the caliber of your thoughts. Victorious thoughts equal a life of victory. Sounds simple but the power of your thoughts cannot be underestimated. If allowed, your thoughts will take a life of their own and control your life. This is because thoughts lead to actions, which when repeated become your daily pattern of behavior.
Philippians 4:8 tells us exactly what type of thoughts we should entertain if we want to have peaceful minds and sane lives. Think about what is true, noble, pure, right, lovely, admirable and praiseworthy. If we take just one of these – true – what is true about this season? This too shall pass. God has promised to work things out for our good because He has called us according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). Believe that God has a way out although you don’t see it.
When you recognize the power that your tongue has, you will use it wisely even with your enemies. Think about this for a second, your tongue can kill or life (Proverbs 18:21). That is very profound. How does your tongue do it? By speaking life or death into situations, your life and people’s lives
What have you said over this last year about this global pandemic? Are you speaking life or death? I’m sure you think it doesn’t matter, but it does. If we all speak death about it, then we empower its negative consequences. If we speak life, we see the victory that is ours through Jesus Christ.
Job 22:28 in the NKJV says that you will declare a thing and it will be established for you, and light will shine in your ways. Declare God’s Word over your life, family, nation, and the world. Declare the victory you want to see, and it will manifest. The Word of God is powerful and it can change stuff in your life.
Are you wondering how possible it is to live a victorious Christian life in the current season? If God says it is possible, it is. Isaac in the Bible, wanted to go to Egypt because there was a famine in the land. But God told him not to go, and he settled in Gerar, the land of the Philistines. God said that He would bless Isaac in that land. How is it possible to be blessed when there is a famine? It doesn’t make sense at all. But guess what, Isaac prospered and reaped a harvest of a hundred fold the first year he planted his seed. Whoa look at God! During a famine?
Since God is the same yesterday, today, and will be forever, He can do the same for us today. God can prosper you wherever you are today, despite your circumstances. Do you believe it? If not, meditate on the above story of Isaac in Genesis 26:1-16.
In Christ, it is possible for you to live a victorious life and prosper despite the current tough season in the world.
Questions are powerful because they can draw out the answers from deep within our hearts.
- Do you believe God can cause you to prosper wherever you are today?
- What strategy do you have in place to live a victorious life?
- What new ideas can you come up with to help you prosper in your faith, work and life?
Do not be intimidated by the above questions, take them to God in prayer, and ask Him for wisdom and guidance.
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