I don’t know why I have been thinking about victorious living lately…
maybe it’s because I’ve been feeling like a failure
I have been so busy in this last couple of weeks. My son had a serious accident on a trampoline that required surgery, both of my daughters are now in Select Basketball (which requires a huge amount of time) and I have had my grandson more than usual lately. Everything is going well, my son is ok and my daughters are doing great and my grandson..well..he’s 2 so he is in his happy world. But…I feel exhausted and behind in some of my responsibilities. Hmmm…Am I getting old?..We won’t go there
I was pouring out my heart to the Lord about living a victorious life for His glory and how I felt like I was failing! He reminded me that humbling myself before Him and allowing HIM to work in my weakness IS living victoriously. Sometimes I get all caught up in DOing instead of BEing and then the perfectionism starts. I try to be more than I really am and do more than I really can.
Does living victoriously and feeling like a failure go together? I say yes! Feelings are not facts! We must believe what God’s Word says about us! We are not always going to feel successful.
This life is a marathon not a sprint. Some seasons we go through are harder than others…even unbearable. So let’s keep our eye on the finish line, on the Author and Finisher of our faith!
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Cor. 12:9-10
Do you count yourself victorious when you feel like a failure? Do you delight in your weaknesses?
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