A Day in the Life of an Overcomer
CBN Staff Writer
-- It is the dawning of a beautiful September morning.
I feel the crisp fall air as it gently nudges away the remaining
days of summer. I must admit, it is a welcomed change.
I want to share with you another welcomed change. It all took
place in a split second, a defining moment of clarity. It was
like a misty fog that instantly evaporated into a crystal clear
sky. It happened the moment I entered the realm of revelation
I looked up the word “revelation” and found it to
mean the unveiling of something that before had been hidden (out
of sight), or to bring into view. Another definition in Webster’s
states it as “an enlightening or astonishing disclosure.”
Jesus Christ began to reveal to me a truth that the enemy of
my soul had worked very hard to keep from me. He pulled back the
curtains that held the secret of who I really am. He showed me
that I am an overcomer.
That’s right. I am an overcomer! This is not to be confused
with “I hope to be an overcomer,” “I want to
be an overcomer,” or “maybe some day I will be an
overcomer.” No, I am an overcomer today!
At one time I thought I had a good understanding of what that
word really meant. As it turns out, that’s all I had…
a good understanding. I realize now that all I did was mentally
assent to the knowledge of it. What was the result? I was unable
to demonstrate it in my day-to-day living. So, you might ask,
what is the difference now?
I’ll tell you what the difference is. It is 6:30 a.m. Monday
morning, and before my day has even begun, for the first time
I can see (with eyes of faith) that I am already an overcomer
in every circumstance that awaits me. I am completely victorious
as I sit here sipping my coffee. I am because He Is!
The strength is in the seeing!
Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for
I am ready to perform My word (Jeremiah 1:12, NIV).
I already have victory over every obstacle, every problem,
and every situation. I have discovered a “treasure in the
field,” a “priceless pearl”. I have found the
redemptive truth of what Christ did for us when He uttered the
words, “It is finished.” I never saw the full significance
of what those three words held. I could not have imagined that
what He did 2,000 years ago on the cross could directly
affect how my day would go today.
The next step is where our faith must kick into gear. But first,
a clarification has to be made. Faith is not a power that we exert
in order to change our circumstances. It is the assurance we have
inwardly even if our circumstances do not change. Living
independently of our circumstances is what makes us overcomers.
I think that’s worth repeating: Living independently of
our circumstances is what makes us overcomers! It’s a matter
of putting legs and feet to the promise that we find in Romans
4:17, which says, “Calling those things that are not, as
though they were.”
In other words, if I have no money, I still believe that God
is my infinite supply. If I am still sick and not healed, I can
believe that God is the life of my body. If I am attacked and
even defeated, I still believe that today Christ is my victory!
Christ is our all in all no matter what the outcome. We have
already won by simply standing on His side.
For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this
is the victory that has overcome the world – your faith
(1 John 5: 4, NKJV).
Father, we ask that You would continue to open the eyes of our
understanding by the mystery of the revelation of Your Spirit.
Reveal Your Son to us afresh. God, give to us an open heaven that
we may ascend to greater heights as You transform us into Your
holy remnant, Your called out ones, your… overcomers.
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