There were fifteen seconds left in the gold medal match in the wrestling super heavyweight division. The wrestler from Georgia was up by three points against the wrestler from the United States. It looked like the match was over, but the wrestler from the United States pulled off two quick moves in the final seconds and ended up winning the match by one point. He overcame a big deficit to defeat his opponent in a short amount of time. Did you know that you are an overcomer?
“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”
You’ve Been Transformed
John tells us that we who are born of God are overcomers. If you have put your faith in Jesus and been born-again, dying to the old self and becoming a new creation, you have everything in you to overcome the world. Most believers don’t know this. They are fighting against the spiritual forces in the dark world with their own resources when Jesus has put inside of them everything necessary for victory. What is that resource? Your faith.
Faith is your belief that Jesus came down to this world as a human and became the perfect sacrifice to appease God’s wrath for your sin. You can overcome temptation, discouragement, and doubt because of who you are in Him. Don’t walk around defeated when Jesus has brought you victory. Lean on your assurance that Jesus has changed you from a hell-bound sinner to a saint waiting for your ride home to heaven.
You Are an Overcomer
Faith isn’t positive reinforcement. It is the knowledge that what Christ accomplished on the cross is at work in your life. You are a child of the almighty God, and nothing that Satan or his demons do can separate that from you. Walk-in that victory and give praise to the one who has transformed your life. You are an overcomer because of what Jesus did.