Victory on Every Side
Victory is defined as an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition. For example, an election victory. A victory is a win. In sports or war, one side usually achieves victory. If you've ever won anything, you've achieved a victory.
Victory can look different for everyone. It could be a long-awaited promotion. For some, it may be persevering through a trying time or standing in faith and averting trying times altogether. There’s healing from health challenges or complications. For others, it might be getting back up after falling down, or going through a hard time without being knocked to their knees through the process.
The truth is, we are all at different places naturally, spiritually, and emotionally, and yet, we can all call on our faithful God all the same.
When we think of what victory looks like we can’t help but to think about 2 Corinthians 2:14, which says, “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ…” (KJV). It doesn’t matter what stage of life or season you find yourself in, the message is the same for us all; you will come out with the VICTORY!
So, what must we do?
1. Don’t quit
You will always have an opportunity to quit, but if we do not quit, we will come out the victor in life. As Pastor Hagin says, “I can not be defeated and I will not quit!”
In Hebrews 10:35-36 we are encouraged to endure and keep going: “Do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised” (NLT). “Others give up and turn back. But the child of God does not have to stop or go back; he can use the rocky places in life as stepping-stones to climb higher” (Warren W. Wiersbe).
2. Speak your way into your victory
In 1 Samuel 17, we see David’s victory over Goliath. David spoke what he expected to see, before it really happened in the physical:
“‘Today the Lord will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head… and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel!’ So David triumphed over the Philistine with only a sling and a stone, for he had no sword. Then David ran over and pulled Goliath’s sword from its sheath. David used it to kill him and cut off his head. When the Philistines saw that their champion was dead, they turned and ran.” (1 Samuel 17:46, 50-51, NLT).
Revelation 12:11 says, “and they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony…” (NKJV). Get God’s word in your mouth and keep speaking it until it’s so. Victory is yours.
There seem to be very few absolutes in the reality of everyday life, but 1 Corinthians 15:57 gives us insight into where believers get their confidence and trust from: “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (NKJV). When we look at Scripture and the finished work of Christ, all we see are absolute and sure promises! Jesus death, burial, resurrection, and triumph over sin and the devil provided us with victory in any challenge we will ever face, past, present or future.
Say this with me: It doesn’t matter what things look like….I win!