It never looks like what you think it will.
Looking back on the major victories in my life, I never realized they were actually true victories until some time had passed. In the center of what seems like apparent defeat, God’s most profound victories arise.
This leads me to the cross.
To many, the Cross at Calvary looked like the ultimate defeat. Crucifixion was the humiliating end to a life cursed by iniquity and sin. Jesus, however, had an eternity mindset. He knew that no Word from God would ever fail, because He was (and still is) the Word from God that would never fail. He was the promise that would soon be proven as true. He was the blueprint to God’s ultimate redemption plan.
This world's perception is different.
In the natural, death resembles the absence of life. It resembles a determined end to what once had a purpose. What we fail to see though, is that the purpose never dies although the circumstances try to convince us otherwise. Jesus’ body was broken and defeated, but the purpose still remained. God was still bringing to fruition what He had destined from creation. For no Word from God shall ever fail.
Waiting is an integral part of victory.
The time inbetween His death on the cross and resurrection from the tomb is left without many words to describe. A detailed description of what transpired during those three days has seemingly been left out. Why? Hungry hearts and longing minds want to know what happened in the waiting. Yet all we know is the keys were obtained from the pit of hell, and satan’s future had been sealed. Victory was ours before we actually knew…before He could even return to tell us.
Think about that for a moment…
What victory is already in your possession that you have not realized yet?
Today I want to encourage you to obtain a Kingdom mindset. To look past your present circumstances, and instead keep your vision focused on what God has already promised. Victories rarely ever look like victories when they are won after a battle. Time and patience are the perfect breeding ground for a testimony that will rightfully glorify God. When you feel tempted to wallow in discouragement and self-defeat, set your eyes upon Jesus. His death appeared to be the end because the purpose was yet to be revealed. The stepping stone to God’s promise will always contradict what the end result will soon bring. The natural will always counterattack the supernatural, but with the Holy Spirit ruling and reigning inside of you, victory is already yours. The battle was fought, the keys were taken, authority has been placed back into your hands.
Choose faith over your feelings.
Do not be intimidated by what your present circumstances are revealing. For what God has purposed and promised in your life, shall come to pass. Set your sights upon the horizon, He is ready to reveal the victory that you have already won.
Luke 1:37 - For no Word from God will ever fail.
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