Have you ever felt like you couldn’t win for losing? Be encouraged! No matter how daunting your circumstances, God has commanded your success. You may be thinking, “How has God commanded my success when my present circumstances don’t make me look very successful right now?” It’s important to understand that God has empowered you to overcome whatever you’re facing. The ability to overcome starts with your thinking. The Bible says, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). You become what you think. If you always see yourself as a victim, guess what? You’ll remain a victim. If you think defeated thoughts, you’ll live a defeated life. Two of the greatest things you must overcome to be successful are you and your past. Ephesians 4:23 says, “And be renewed in the spirit of your mind.” You need a renewed mind to be an overcomer. When your mind is renewed; your thinking changes. To change your thinking requires a steady diet of reading and meditating on God’s Word.
In the opening chapter of the Book of Joshua, God commanded Joshua to be strong and of a good courage (Joshua 1:9). It was a commandment, not a suggestion. This was a wakeup call for Joshua to shift in his thinking. God was about to do a new thing in his life. In the process, God promised not to fail or forsake him. God won’t fail or forsake you in whatever He’s called you to do either.
You may not feel like you have the strength, help or resources to overcome your present situation. But you have been created to conquer, overcome and be successful. Joshua prospered everywhere he went because the Lord was with him. When you walk with God, there’s power in every step you take. Living a successful life doesn’t mean you won’t experience problems. It means you believe God has given you the power to overcome whatever comes your way. You can’t be an overcomer unless things come at you for you to overcome them.
You’ve been created to overcome your past, failures, problems, rejection, abuse, neglect, abandonment, bad relationships, hurtful words and everything else. Whatever you’re going through, God has already worked it out for your good and His glory. Follow His instructions. Obedience precipitates your success. Be strong and of a good courage. Move forward in the vision God has given you. Remember, God has commanded your success!
Until next time…Be blessed!
Rev. Cynthia Jackson