You already have overcome…
it may not ‘feel’ that way but according to scripture its truth. I suppose this is why we are directed in scripture not to live by our feelings but rather live by our faith.
“…You are of God little children and you have overcome… For He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4
We were not made to tie a knot in the end of your rope and hang on til Jesus comes… Until an escape hatch opens in the sky and we are sucked out of earthy trials. The victory that overcomes the world and all things in it is faith.
Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”
It’s not hard to get or have faith, sometimes its hard to release it
Ephesians 2 faith is a gift from God.
Faith is like treadmill you have been given as a gift. It’s only useful if you you use it. You possess it but its not helpful as a clothes rack, you have to jump on it and run!
Faith is taking God at His word!
Faith is to say in the middle of all things you trust faith and not feelings!
One particularly identifiable difference between being or living great and being or living mediocre, is the follow-through. ‘Faith’-fulness is of more value than talent or favor, and steadfastness is the most rare of all, considering the state of existence and direction society is barreling heedlessly toward with what appears to be without ‘brakes‘.
By Faith we understand: by faith Abel offered, Enoch was taken, Noah constructed, Abraham obeyed, Sarah conceived, and all of these people lived by such faith without seeing their promise come to its full fruition. Despite not seeing such they did not lose faith. By faith the world is changed, ripples in the pool of life are made and history is set! By faith provision comes, healing is manifest, and souls are saved from eternal separation from the love of God. By faith we are dreamers, history makers, world changers, and missionaries to a lost and dying world. By faith examples have been set from the days of old to the present… By Faith Abraham was tested, Moses was hidden, people crossed the red sea, the walls of Jericho fell, and Rahab did not perish. These people and countless others lived by faith and much of the time never saw what they were believing for fully come to light, but it eventually came in GOD’S perfect timing. What are we doing in faith, for real?
The Bible goes on and on about impossibilities being reality all by faith! Can you take a look at your life and saying the same. I can only do such on such a minor level. I am falling down over and over in this area but refusing to stay down… reading the victories in Hebrews 11 is enough to supercharge anyones batteries. Imagine in that chapter, the tales “time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak,Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 35 Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. 36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— 38 of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39 And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.”
Do not miss out, I don’t want to reach the finish line in the race with significant missed opportunities that only required a bit of faith actually utilized, where I simply failed to use it.