And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28, NIV).
God has a plan to take every adversity and every hardship you go through and use it. He takes that difficulty and supernaturally turns it around and uses it to bring you good. How do we live more victorious?
Last night in our Bible study group, we talked about what happens if we have weak muscles. If we have muscles that we have not used correctly, we might begin a weight training program to grow in strength and skill. When we apply this same principle to our faith, we build our faith by reading God’s word, retraining our thought process to line up with Biblical truth. Just like weight lifters need a spotter at times, we need a spotter to encourage, challenge and support us in this faith building process. Godly friends are so important.
One of the most important faith building steps is to KNOW what the word of God says about our lives. Often our world view and past experiences shapes OUR VERSION of truth. We need to remember that the past is a place of reference NOT a place of residence. To become more victorious, we have to align our beliefs with the truth of the Bible. Another way to say this is, we don’t just read the Bible, we need to let it read us.
2 Corth. 10:5 says that every thought should be examined for Godly accuracy. IF is does not line up with what the Bible says, we must take it captive and make it obedient to the word of God.
Today, may we stand on the unmoving word of God. May we be doers of the word and not just hearers only. Let’s TRUST the one that loves the process ~ It is in the process that we learn to trust the Lord without borders. To cross to the other side of the mountain with only a leap of faith.
Philippians 4:8 tells us, Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things
If we want to live more victorious, if we want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself in the mirror with Biblical truths, then make that…Change.