“Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.” (Psalm 60:12)
Surely there is no argument—it is God who does all things for us.
But, while we agree He does all things for us, we have an obligation to trust, to obey and to have hope . . . the true badge of courage. If God is on our side, and He is, what need do we have for fear? In and of ourselves, we are weak, yet it is He that puts strength into us and inspires us with courage and resolution in the face of our problems. But as valiant as our actions sometimes seem, any and all success must be attributed only and entirely to Him; it is He that shall tread down our enemies, and not we ourselves. All of our victories are from Him; therefore, at His feet all our crowns must be cast.
Many times we adopt a “victim mentality” thinking that it is always someone else’s fault that bad things are happening to us – that someone or something is always after us or that something will always go wrong because “bad things always happen to me”. We look to blame others for our circumstances rather than taking responsibility ourselves. God expects us to take responsibility for every one of our actions and to bring ourselves (our motives and actions) into subjection to Him. And, although we may not be able to control every circumstance, we can control our response. We’re not “victims” . . . a price too dear has been paid to purchase for us the VICTORY. We aren’t “victims” . . . we’re “victors”. Victors through the shed blood of Christ, Victors because the Sovereign Victorious dwells lives in us, moves in us, and has established His throne in our hearts.
Acknowledge the victories He has won for you. Think about where you might have been had it not been for the Lord, then Praise Him for His work in your life today . . . and every day. Remember always that you are not a “victim” of any one or any circumstance; you are a VICTOR in Jesus Christ, the Sovereign Victorious King.
Lord, you are the Victor and because of You I am no longer a victim of circumstances. Because of You I merely fall benefit to the victories You have won. You are everything, and I am nothing. May my life be one of praise to You for all that You have done for you have tread down my enemies and freed me from the bondage of sin and death. Help me to remember always it is offensive to the completed work of the cross for me to adopt a “victim mentality” regardless of the circumstances. May I honor Your work by living a victorious life through Jesus Christ my Lord. Hallelujah! What a Saviour! Amen.
“That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things
under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.” (Ephesians 1:17-23)
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