No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Today I want to encourage you. Part of your identity as a follower of Jesus is this: YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER. In fact, you are more than an overcomer.
Even if you don’t feel like it today, even if you feel beat down and like you are barely getting by, this is part of your identity that you can embrace. Even if you feel you are losing the battle with anxiety. Even if a decision is staring you in the face, or something at work is just overwhelming you. This is still true.
See – being an overcomer means you must have SOMETHING TO OVERCOME. So the very fact that you are facing down something that feels too much for you, that is simply setting the stage for you and God to partner together in overcoming. The stage is set. The question is, will we shrink back? Or step up?
In this passage, Paul asks a series of rhetorical questions:
- If God is for us, who can be against us?
- Who will bring a charge against those whom God has chosen?
- Who then is the one who condemns?
- Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
The answer to all of those: no one.
This is why you can overcome. Because you don’t face these obstacles alone. God in you, God through you, God with you.
So you can do this. Remind yourself of your identity in Christ. You can face the struggle today. You can face the hurdle, the obstacle, the fear, the problem – with confidence in God and in yourself. And no one can say otherwise.
God I pray you’d help me to align my heart with the truth that you have made me, and are making me, MORE than an overcomer!