This topic came to my mind on Friday when I was observing a Night Vigil. It is about victory over attackers and challenges.
What is victory?
Victory is when you have power over any boulder that may stand on your way.
Being a believer or not, the first thing that one needs to do is to have faith in God.
As such, you will receive guidance to find out where fear comes from.
Jesus gave all of us victory over death and other iniquities when he dies on the cross.
It is therefore through prayer that we get to reconnect with our savior who intercedes on our behalf.
You have to trust in God, as he is able to provide us with an inner boldness image.
Having unlimited hope means that you get to have expectant anticipation.
We get all our strength from God
No matter what is happening at any point of our life, hope helps us to grasp on all the promises that God has for us and holding tight to it with prayers hoping that things will get to turn around.
Having hope in Jesus will give us power that will lead us into victory.
Today I declare victory over all the challenges of life that you may be facing.
In life, especially as students, there are many challenges that may make life a little hard and complicated. However, this is part of life.
Challenges and tribulations are part of life and victory is when we are able to triumph above all of them.
With God’s presence, Victory is possible
It is very important for one to speak and believe from the very onset of any challenge that they already have victory over it and they sure will.
Putting their hope in Christ as the guide, it is pretty easy to face all bumps that are on our paths and emerge as victors.
Let me use a character in the bible who was faced with a heavy challenge from attackers and enemies.
Jehoshaphat encountered a big problem. A great multitude of his enemy was readying themselves for battle against him and his people. At first, he didn’t see a solution. Perhaps you feel that way today. But just wait. We are about to see how that problem is a blessing in disguise.
One of the first things we need to do when we have a problem is to establish a purpose. Jehoshaphat didn’t turn to the Lord after he’d tried everything else like so many of us do. Instead, the very first thing he did when trouble came was to seek the Lord. We can come boldly to God’s throne of mercy as Jehoshaphat did (see Hebrews 4:14-16).
When you encounter a problem, it is helpful to look back over your shoulder and see what God did for you in the past. That’s what Jehoshaphat did. God did not save you to abandon you. His name is I AM, not I WAS. If you have seen Him work in your life in the past, believe that He will do so in the future. He is able to bring something good out of every circumstance in your life (see Romans 8:28).
King Jehoshaphat unashamedly poured out to the Lord that the enemy was trying to take away the possessions God had given them. You’re not going to embarrass God by standing on His promises. When trouble comes, you are to copy what King Jehoshaphat did. Look back in your past and see how God has brought you thus far. Then find a promise in the Word of God and stand on it.
Before the battle even began, Jehoshaphat offered praises to God. So many times we want to get in the battle or get to work without as much as a thought to worship God for the blessings and victories He will bring. There is simply nothing more important than worship in preparing to battle problems. The man who kneels before God can stand before any problem.
God is ready to move on your behalf in victory but He will not do one solitary thing until you praise Him. Sadly we secure our defeat by our lack of praise. Prayer infuses us with the energy of God and confuses the enemies of God. If you know your problem is caused by the enemy, then praise the Lord! It doesn’t fit the devil’s grid of how we are to attack problems.
When we attack problems God’s way, we will enjoy His provisions. Confusion came into the camp of the enemy as a result of their praises to God. The battle was won and they gathered all the silver, gold and jewels. The same will happen for you. If the devil attacks you and you praise God, then you’re going to find that the devil becomes God’s messenger boy to bring you riches. When we praise Him, embrace His promises, and stand upon them, that He always brings victory.
Victory is achieved from inside until it overflows to be felt
It is thus necessary to start by having faith and hope and working towards overcoming all challenges and you sure will be able to emerge victorious.