Day 27 – Overcome
In prayer several years ago, my eyes were open to how we overcome. I began to pray, God I want to overcome. Help to overcome…
I started to repeat this over and over: #overcomeovercomeovercomeovercomeoverovercomeovercomeovercome
I said it so many times that the word ‘come’ came before the word ‘over.’ So here’s what I heard myself saying: #comeovercomeovercomeovercomeovercomeovercomeovercomeover
When I noticed it, God spoke to me. He said, Eva, if you want to overcome you need to come over to where I am. Come into my presence and I will make you an overcomer!
Here are a few notes from a study I prepared for a Ladies Meeting a few years back. This was a powerful message that I have trained myself to walk in as an overcomer!
Everyone faces difficult situations during their lifetime. We call them trials, storms, battles, etc. Some of these battles we choose – it’s the battles that choose us that can be difficult to overcome.
I have triumphed over trials, survived storms, and conquered battles. The information I’m writing is very basic principles you may already know. In 2 Peter 1:12-13, Peter addresses all believers, saying, “So I will always remind you of these things, even though you know them and are firmly established in the truth you now have. I think it is right to refresh your memory…” So…It’s always good to be reminded.
We can all relate to hard times, unfortunate circumstances, unfair treatment, a broken heart, sometimes tormenting experiences. You may ask questions like… Why me? What did I do to deserve this? Why is God doing this to me? I learned something from Joy Dawson years ago when she spoke at our church. She said the million dollar question we need to ask the Lord: “What are You trying to teach me?” I have to say, God has taught me so much on trusting Him through the tough times. The truth is bad things happen all the time. BUT that doesn’t change who God is! He is always good! He is always FAITHFUL! And He knows all about me! For most of us, we tend to cling to HIM and depend on HIM more when we are going through hard times. I’ve done a lot of clinging… and I’m still clinging to Him. I know that He has me in His GRIP!
The key to overcoming your battles is to know your God. There are 2 scriptures I can think of that talk about knowing Him.
John 17:3 – Jesus is praying, “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” The way we know Him is by spending time with Him.
1 Corinthians 1:9 says, “God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord.” The highest calling in our Christian walk; to fellowship with Jesus! Pastor Paul spoke on this in one of his messages years ago. If you practice getting alone with the Lord, “talking to Him and listening to Him,” you will get to know Him. You will overcome anything. You will rise above the cares of this world, and you will be a victorious overcomer!
I pray the Lord brings encouragement and hope to your situation as you get to know Him more and more!
You are an overcomer!
Living in HIS Joy!