Live Fearlessly in 2015
We are more than conquerors!
What an encouraging and empowering a promise! Encourage your husband (or a family member or a friend), “We are more than conquerors!” Give yourself a pep talk, “You are more than a conqueror!” Claim it for yourself, “I am more than a conqueror!”
I make a habit of listening to Christian radio when I’m driving. At the beginning of January, I was driving to work and one of the radio hosts mentioned picking one word to define 2015 for yourself – one-word New Year’s resolutions. I picked the word…
Why are we more than conquerors?
Romans 8:35, 37 gives us this promise, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
I love the GWT version of verse 37.
“The One who loves us gives us an overwhelming victory in all these difficulties.”
The GNT says, “complete victory.” NLV says, “we have power over all these things through Jesus who loves us so much.”
Nothing can separate (divide, isolate, block) you from Christ’s love for you. Not only that, but you have complete power over trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, and the sword because of the overwhelming and complete victory and love Christ has given you. Claim this promise!
Does having power mean bad things won’t happen? No. Evil still exists. But you don’t need to live in fear. You don’t have to let the worries claim your attention, stress your emotions, ensnare your relationships, or disrupt your life. Why? Because Christ Jesus is in you and loves you and has given you this power.
2 Timothy 1:7 promises, “The Spirit God gave us does not make us timid (cowardly, fearful, afraid), but gives us power, love and self-discipline.”
I love what the NKJV says, “…a sound mind.” Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines sound as “free from injury or disease; free from flaw, defect, decay; free from error, fallacy, or misapprehension; in good condition- solid and strong.”
The Devil likes to use God’s Word against us. He likes to prey on your mind like a disease. But you can live clearly, solidly, and strongly in the love of Christ Jesus and the eternal truth of His Word. You don’t have to believe the lies of the Devil or feel defeated.
- Renew your mind with Scriptures.
- Restore your heart with prayer.
- Refresh your body by resting securely on God’s promises.
- Retrain your will by claiming victory over sin and death.
Whatever your resolutions are for 2015, remember first and foremost, you can already claim victory in your heart and mind that God’s got your back. He’s holding onto you. He’s strengthening and empowering you. Even if you don’t lose those 10 pounds you wanted, even if you still fail to mail your taxes by April 16th, even if you don’t improve your sexual intimacy with your husband in six months, you still have the ultimate victory in Christ Jesus!
You are valued. You are loved. You are worth it! That’s why He came and died on a cross for your sins and mine, rose from the dead, and conquered sin and death on our behalf. That’s why you are more than a conqueror.
What one worry, fear, or anxiety do you want to let go of in 2015? Take it to the altar of God and pray, “Lord, I leave this [insert specific worry, fear, anxiety] in Your hands. May I claim your promise that I am more than a conqueror. May I stand on Your love and live fearlessly.”
Come back on Monday for – Are You Boldly Approaching the Throne of Grace?
What’s your one-word resolution for 2015? How are you living fearlessly?