Sunday, May 9 NL | BR

For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose. – Philippians 2:13

Everyone wants to be a winner. Why isn’t everyone a winner though? How do I overcome opposition, poverty or illness? How can I overcome anxiety, doubt, stress, frustration, jealousy, suspicion or depression? How do I overcome fear of failure?

The old man

The reason why so many people are not overcomers has to do with the old nature, which always rebels against the truth of God’s Word. Accepting the Lord Jesus as our Savior and following, serving and obeying Him, is an act of free choice. This new and different life begins by saying: ‘Lord, I give up my own will so I can do Your will in my life and be obedient to You.’

Man finds it difficult to put the management of their life in the hands of God. And that is exactly what God wants. God wants you to wake up with this prayer: ‘Lord, I thank You for being the Guide in my life. Lord, You are with me and You take care of me no matter what.’ Jesus says in John 10:10 that He has come to give us life in abundance. You are a royal child. Jesus wants you to be victorious.

Be a ‘faith optimist’

To be an overcomer, you have to confess what God says. This is very important. Do not confess nor think negative things. As my father always said: be a ‘faith optimist’ and an ‘all is possible thinker.’

How you think, how you talk, this is who you are. Confess: ‘I am an overcomer because I do not go my own way, but I follow God’s way. He will give me wisdom and a way out of all problems, needs, worries and sorrow.’

Put your own will on the altar. Be willing to do His will and He will make you an overcomer through Christ who gives you strength.

 

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