Posts Tagged ‘overcome’

I hadn’t heard this song by The Who for many years but God really spoke to me when I heard it today.

The world seems in a spiral
Life seems such a worthless title
but break out and start a fire y’all

Everyday throws curves at you, the lies seem endless but knowing the truth makes it just another tricky day that we can overcome.

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I used this term yesterday and have since heard some great things on the concept. Our culture tends to encourage that which comes easy. We elevate the “naturally talented” and bring the student that gets it easily, to the front of the class. Other cultures elevate those that overcome, encouraging the battle we must wage in order to accomplish that which doesn’t come naturally. What might God have for you to overcome?

Romans 6:12 has five words in the middle of it (four if you use a contraction) that read “do not let sin reign”. The little word “let” indicates that we have a say in the matter, which is really great news unless we believe it means we have the power over sin and all we need to do to conquer it is try harder. What we have the ability to “let” is to let God have our sin. It’s only in coming to Him and placing the things we struggle with in His hands that we are able to overcome for real. Sure we may be able to will power a temporary behavior change but true healing comes when we place our weaknesses with Him and trust enough to leave them there.

The reasons and circumstances that keep us from God are as vast as the world’s population. Because each of us is completely unique, we all have our own combination of obstacles to overcome. But the eternal pursuit of our God and Savior is worth every effort. The realization of His love for us is our reason for being and truly can free us from every burden. The life you and God can live together will be more amazing than your wildest imaginings. 

If we allow God’s perfect one of a kind love for us to take it’s rightful place in our hearts, we no longer have to strive to find love or approval in places that always leave us empty. We will no longer believe the lies that we are unloved and rejected because we know the truth that we are perfectly and uniquely loved and out of the abundance of that love we can share it with others.

When we are able to realize God’s perfect and unique love for us we no longer have to operate in fear and insecurity. Our refuge could not be more concrete. He really, really, really is enough so we don’t have to go looking for what we already have. We rest in this, not strive for it but it is something we need to continually apprehend through intimacy with Him.

The way you breakup a logjam is with dynamite. The word dynamite comes from the same word the Bible uses to describe God’s power. The fear of not being loved can only be overcome through intimacy with The One who made us. His power alone breaks through all the perceived proof that we are unloved and frees us.

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” The perspective we mentioned yesterday, trusting that Jesus not only did but will do whatever it takes for us, is our confidence.