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I’m going to be honest with you. If there were an Olympic event for feelings of insecurity, inferiority, and inadequacy, at some point my picture would have been on the Corn Flakes cereal box as a gold medal winner.
Now, you probably think I’m going to tell you, “But then I became a Christian and all that insecurity just went away!” But that’s not completely true.
I did become a Christian when I was fourteen. That part is correct. However, I carried that insecurity into my Christian life like a ball and chain clamped around my skinny ankle.
Don’t get me wrong; I could sing “Victory in Jesus” with the best of them. I knew without a shadow of a doubt that when I left this earth and crossed over the threshold into my heavenly home, I was going to be with Jesus forever.
It was what I was supposed to do until I got there that had me stumped. I had no idea how to walk in victory in this life or what that even meant.
Did you know that you can be a bona-fide born-again Christian and still live in defeat? Yes, you can. But if you do, if I do, it’s not God’s fault. He has given us “everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” (2 Peter 1:3).
He has equipped us with the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8)
the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16)
the precious promises that never fail (2 Peter 1:4).
It’s not enough to know the truth. It’s not even enough to believe the truth. We must apply the truth to our lives by walking in the truth by faith. We must ACT LIKE God tells the truth.
And what about those squirrely emotions that trip us up. Here’s the deal. If you know the truth, believe the truth, and act on the truth, those fickle emotions will line up with the truth. It doesn’t work the other way around. Never has. Never will.
No child of God needs to live in bondage to feelings of inferiority, insecurity, or inadequacy. No matter what battle you face, God is your victory. No matter what enemy you meet, God is your victory. No matter what struggle you encounter, God is your victory.[tweetherder]“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).[/tweetherder]
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