And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels. Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.
Ephesians 6:10-18 (The Message)
Life’s challenges are real and appear to be stronger than you and what you can do, however, be of good cheer, Jesus has overcome the world and you will win, you cannot lose. We have been given the right, the privilege, grace, unmerited favor to win and not lose because of what Christ has done by giving His life for us but it also demands that we fight, struggle to overcome and inherit every promise of God for life and life more abundantly. I wish, expect, hope that life’s challenges would allow me to just walk into my promises without any interference or deterrence, unfortunately it does not happen that way. Life demands that I make a choice to either LIVE or die in my circumstances. Choosing demands a mindset that says I am Living Victoriously through any and all things and the decision is mine backed up with the grace, favor of God who created me and all things. In support of your decision, Christ died so that you will not lose, therefore, position yourself to win, stay heavy, focused on what is your victory and do and act in such a way that gets you to your destiny of abundant life. Positioning yourself is a direct result of your strategically and methodically moving in and through your circumstances with precision, focused on the long term, the eternal. The Holy Ghost, God’s Spirit has been released to lead and guide you, assist you in navigating your circumstances to LIVE in and through them all. Navigating your circumstances with an eternal lens creates a mindset and actions that build, prepares the way for your Living Victoriously. All along the way you are building up a cachet of experiences and tools as you take up your position and activate your faith, laying and building upon the foundation for you to engage life’s challenges as a victor. Being and acting as a victor positions and prepares you to drive the narrative of your life and God stands ready and available to assist you. Christ is making intercession on your behalf as you communicate, connect with Him, pray yourself through to every promise of God for your life and life more abundantly.