I’ve always been intrigued by the victorious life.
In fact, I don’t think God’s pleased when we live a life that says we’re doubtful about the end.
Instead, I think God wants us to live a victorious life that proves the end is already in hand.
Too often we (Christians) live a timid, defeated life.
That’s why I love this passage in Joshua 6:21.
When the trumpets sounded, the people shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the people gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so every man charged straight in, and they took the city.
Did you catch it?
The people knew the end result.
They knew God had promised to give them the city.
They shouted before the wall fell.
In fact, it was their shouting that finally brought the wall down and brought the victory into their hand.
The celebration probably seemed premature,
but it wasn’t for them.
They knew the outcome.
That’s the life I want to live.
The victorious one.
The one that knows the outcome
and lets it change the present.
God wants more for me than a timid life,
He wants me to live a victorious life through Him.
I can approach trouble, circumstances, and obstacles while knowing that God sees the full timeline and knows the ending!
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”