Mandisa’s voice woke me up singing in my head this morning, telling me that I’m an OVERCOMER! It’s true. I believe that we are ALL overcomers in some way.
I believe that we are all a sum total of our life’s experiences. The good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful. They all work together to make us who we are. And maybe it’s not so much the “things” that happen to us so much as how we respond to them, how we choose to deal with what Life throws at us. They say that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you deal with it. Maybe that is true. Jesus said, “in this world you will have trouble. But take heart, for I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) I think it is in overcoming that we glorify God the most! We prove to the world that He is King of Kings.
We are promised trouble. And in the same breath, Jesus promised that He has it all under control!! I heard once that “you can’t overcome if you never underwent.” Today I’m thinking of all the little and big things I have overcome through the years. And compared to most people, I have had to overcome very little… Or at least it feels that way to me, because I DO have that promise to take heart. Jesus came to overcome the world for me so I don’t have to do it alone. In fact, I usually get myself into more trouble when I TRY to do it alone. The chorus to this song goes…
You’re an overcomer
Stay in the fight ‘til the final round
You’re not going under
‘Cause God is holding you right now
You might be down for a moment
Feeling like it’s hopeless
That’s when He reminds You
That you’re an overcomer
You’re an overcomer
The featured image is a shot I took of one of the stone fences at the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill. How many rock walls get in our way and keep us from the goodness God has planned for us? I am so thankful for another day to live the life God has given me. To be a wife to my husband, a mother to my kids, a grandmamma to my grandchildren, a daughter, sister, friend. Because every day is one more chance to get it right. To press on toward the mark. To be an OVERCOMER! Click to hear this song.
To God be the glory!!!