Some people are overcome by problems. Others overcome problems. -Max Lucado
Which kind of people are you?
Do you sink down overcome when things get tough or do you rise to overcome?
Everything could overcome you if you let it, for this is an amazing world full of both wonder and wildness.
Full of people who can rub us the wrong way, situations which are designed to topple us by an almost unseen enemy, and full of the God of wonders – all at the same time.
Which are you allowing your focus to be fixed upon? The created or the Creator?
We can overcome anything when we know:
1. Who we are.
We are the Beloved of Christ. We are the apple of His eye, the delight of His heart, the Bride He longs for. We are His family, the ones He free back Home, made whole and set on fire to share the wonder of our newness with the world around us.
2. Who to turn to.
The God of all Creation, over all things made and unseen, this God is not a hands off type being who rules without any consideration for anyone other than Himself.
All He does for His Beloved flows out of the love He has for her.
For you and for me.
He promises so many times in the Scriptures He is with us, becuase He knows how often we may need that reminder when the hard times come.
Because of Him, we can overcome.
The end of the story of humanity has already been recorded and written for all to read, learn and believe.
God wins, the enemy doesn’t.
God overcomes, forever and ever!
We too can overcome when we invite Him to battle for us.
It doesn’t matter what you are facing, but whose face you are focused upon….
You can look to yourself to overcome, but we all know deep down we are only able to handle so much on our own.
You can keep your eyes fixed on the enemy’s moves, and become overworked as you stand in fear.
Or you can fix your eyes on God’s loving face. Cry out to Him, the One who is able to do all things, make the miraculous happen in the blink of an eye, sends His angels to protect you, covers you in the blood of Jesus and indwells you by the Holy Presence of God Himself, Holy Spirit.
When we begin to feel overwhelmed, fall to your knees.
Not because you are admitting defeat, but to show the enemy you refuse to bend the knee to any other than God Himself.
Ask Him to invade the situation with all He has for you to make it through, not only to endure but to overcome in His strength.
Then stand in that strength, the strength of His might, and walk over and through those problems.
Because you know He’s got you covered.
And because He is with you, you will overcome.
If the waves seem too high today, the debt load crushing or the relationship too far gone for human intervention, He is waiting for you to welcome Him into your problems.
He delights, as any good father does, in helping His children, in showering blessings on His Beloved.
With Him at your side, you will overcome.