Hey ladies! Whooosh, let’s get back to talking about victory! Today’s post is really another piece of groundwork that I feel is extremely essential to lay when we talk about victory in Christ. I want to be sure that we’re all on the same page with God when we talk about freedom and victory. It is so important that we understand how God defines victory because the world’s definition of freedom and victory is antithetical to God’s.
The message that the world gives about freedom and victory is that we’ll be free when just redefine what sin is or our struggle, making it acceptable. Or maybe we’ll we numb ourselves to sin and the effects of it instead of running to Jesus, the only one that provides the supernatural way out through the cross. Or that we’ll finally feel free when we just set down the truth of the Bible, and start opening ourselves up to other schools of thought. Or that maybe we can just do yoga and meditation and therapy and all those things, and that’s where you’ll find healing and freedom instead. Yoga, meditation and therapy are not necessarily bad things, but they're no match or replacement for Jesus and what He can do. And the thing about all of this is that it will sound increasingly more reasonable to people that have been internally battling something for a long time, because satan can creep in with his same old original lie of, "did God really say...?" A long time battle can make us prone to having itching ears, and we might start doubting God or the Scriptures. And the most baffling thing about all of this is that people that pursue those things might actually feel a lot better. They might even appear a lot happier. But here’s the deal, we're actually not in this journey to just feel better. We’re here to actually get set free by the mighty, more than enough, resurrection power of the cross, step by step with Jesus Christ. And as a result of that, and the Spirit’s work within us, we’ll actually feel free too.
Sisters, the world is calling what is bondage and rebellion freedom and victory. And there’s no time like now to show them in truth and love that true victory is possible through Jesus. And praise God that we don't have to wonder if we'll actually be able to do it. Because it's HIS blood and resurrection power already made a way and HIS grace is enough to empower our victory. True freedom and victory always agree with the holiness that He’s declared over His sons and daughters. True freedom and victory always align with His will of “on earth as it is in heaven.” And lastly and quite possibly my favorite, is that in true freedom and victory, we can agree with Psalm 16:6 that says that the boundary lines have fallen in PLEASANT places, and that indeed, we have a beautiful inheritance! Simply put, true freedom is when the will of God for you, which is always holy, for our good and abundance, also becomes our own will.
What this all comes down to is surrender. We must surrender to God’s definition of freedom and victory, and His process of making it our reality. We must surrender our mind, will, and emotions to King Jesus. I used to never like the word surrender because I saw it lull us into passivity. But surrendering in the Kingdom doesn’t just mean giving up. It means trading our ways for God’s, our beliefs for His, our plans for His. And the most wild, beautiful thing about that is that when we actively surrender, it opens up the pipeline to receive an endless supply of His grace and strength to actually be able to walk in His ways victoriously.
Girlfriend, you aren’t going to want to settle for feeling better once you taste true victory in Christ. It just doesn’t compare. If today's post left you feeling a little scared or icky, please stay tuned for the next post. It's about His supernatural grace that empowers us to walk victoriously, so you don't have to worry about mustering anything up. He's going to supply what you need for victory.
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