We had the privilege to watch our 12-year-old grandson’s football team have a win last evening. We were ecstatic of course. He and his team were quite excited. He walked out of the locker room with a huge smile on his face. Nothing like a win to bolster their egos.
Oh beloved, did you know? Have you heard? In Christ you are always a winner. The scoreboard of life may not relay that message every time. But because of the unique relationship with the Lord through Christ, you can’t lose. Your ego may be deflated at times. But the joy on the inside that is always there can’t help but bless you. You’re not playing in a game of numbers. You are walking into the arena of life as a player who lives for the applause of One.
Yes, you will have troubles. But they aren’t the deciding factor in your game. Yes, you will meet stiff opposition. But that’s not going to keep you from competing for the prize of the high calling in Christ. When things aren’t perfect, you are still being perfected in Christ. When words are hurled at you, when people walk away, when the lies break your heart – there’s no concession for you. You are standing tall, holding your ground and gaining new strength through every battle. It’s your right as a believer to live for Christ and win, win, win!
God loves you and He’s for you. Congratulation s are already being sung over you in the heavenlies. Cheered on by a cloud of witnesses, you can run to the Father and ask for more wisdom, power and love. And you can rely on Holy Spirit to give you the victory for each battle belongs to the Lord!
2 Chronicles 20:15 and he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat: This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s.’”
Romans 8:37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
1 Corinthians 15:57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!