A Victorious Perspective

November 21, 2018

 

Deuteronomy 20:4 - “For the Lord your God is going with you! He will fight for you against your enemies, and he will give you victory!” (NLT)

 

Deuteronomy 31:8 - “The Lord himself goes before you; he will never leave your nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” (NIV)

 

So why the title “A Victorious Perspective?” Isn't that the name of the blog site itself. 

 

Yes, it is. However, I wanted to use this title to assure you, dear friend, that regardless of how things may look, we are still victorious in Christ. However, that victory is greatly dependent upon our perspective of the situation or circumstance that we may face. Is our perspective one of doom, gloom, or defeat? Or are we convinced that Christ has already given us victory?

 

The Bible tells us in Deuteronomy 20:4 that God (1): goes with us, (2): fights for us, and (3) gives us victory. But do you know what is even better? In Deuteronomy 31:8 it states that the Lord goes BEFORE us! This tells me that He has already been in battle (and won) for us before we even get there, so He knows how it ends. Even though He knows how the situation will end, He still comes back through it WITH us. 

 

These scriptures also bring back memories of my days in the military. Physical fitness testing was mandatory.  Additionally, part of that test was a running assessment. The interesting piece is sometimes the runners who finished first would go back to the track or trail and run with someone who had not completed the two mile assessment. They would continue to push them to not give up; encouraging them and cheering them to grab the victory. Truth be told, I have been both of those runners at one time or another. I have been the one who finished early and went back to encourage others. On the other side, I have also been the one who not having the best of days and needed that encouragement.

 

This is the image I see when I think of us being victorious. I am not implying that running (as a part of physical fitness) is an enemy. What I am saying is that there are going to be times in our lives when getting through a situation is going to seem effortless. However, there will also be times when situations require more from us. More physically, more spiritually, more emotionally...just MORE. In either scenario, we need to rest in the fact that God has already given us victory and He is going back through the situation with us, cheering us to the finish line. 

 

So remember today, and everyday that you are victorious because God has declared you to be. Now, go forth and walk in that victory!

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