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Day 8: Guaranteed Victory

Jan 8 2014

Psalm 112:10 “The desire of the wicked shall perish.”

I love how Psalm 112 ends with this statement. What an awesome conclusion to a blessed life! God’s purposes for our life will stand in the final outcome. Our victory is guaranteed but it’s not something we can be passive about; there is something we must do to make sure we access that victory for ourselves. In yesterday’s devotional, we looked at the inevitability of challenges in life and the importance of staying strong through them. Although it is God’s desire to complete what He has started in your life, there will be times you are tempted to give up on believing God.

The key is to take on the spirit of an overcomer and ‘come over’ those mountains that face you. Galatians 6:9 (NKJV) reveals the profile of an overcomer:

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

An Overcomer:

1. Refuses to grow weary.
2. Keeps on doing good.
3. Recognises their due season is coming.
4. Is commited to reaping.
5. Does not lose heart.

What specific challenge are you facing today? If you look at this situation through these characteristics of an overcomer, how would it change the way you see things?

An overcomer’s perspective is from the top of the ‘mountain’ instead of the bottom. When you understand that the Greater One lives in you and gives you the power to overcome, you change your standpoint.

Just like the man in Psalm 112, putting God first in your life, applying Godly wisdom and allowing Him to develop Godly character in you is the pathway for a truly blessed life.

Victory is assured when you do this – a promise you’ll find many times in Scripture. As you read Rom 8:37, 1 Cor 15:57 and 2 Cor 2:14, meditate on them and see yourself overcoming your challenges and living in the place of victory.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCE: Philippians 1:6 says, “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it unto the day of Jesus Christ.”

PRAYER: Lord, I desire to live a blessed life – the good life that you have planned for me. Help me always have the spirit of an overcomer as I navigate life with You. Remind me to keep my eyes on Jesus, to not grow weary and lose heart, but to walk in Your victory! The Greater One lives in me and has overcome the world for me.