As a cheerleader from a young age to cheering for the NFL, I’ve done the V-I-C-T-O-R-Y cheer from the sidelines a time or two. Today, thanks to Jesus, we can all celebrate Victory in our lives!
John 16:33 New International Version (NIV)
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
God doesn’t say there will be no trouble, but He does tell us He has overcome this world. Although it may not always feel like it, every step in tune with God is already a victory, we just need to follow! He guides our steps, each step planned ahead of time and each step in Victory as we go along. Some seasons are difficult, but as followers we know God will use everything that happens for our good.
Romans 8:28 New International Version (NIV)
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
So what can you do to keep stepping in V-I-C-T-O-R-Y?
Keep walking forward. I heard a pastor John Gray say this; God has an open door for us to walk through and the enemy stands in front of it. As you keep walking, satan will try all he can to stop you, but keep moving forward! Do you know why? Because as you do, he has to move! The open door was ready for you all along, Victory is already yours.
Trust in Gods plan. A friend of mine once said; “It’s like God knows how many times you need to stick in there to get to where He is taking you. Say 45 times. At 10 God is saying, “Just 35 more!” At 30, “Just 15 more!” at 42, “Just 3 more!” No matter how much the enemy tries to throw you off, Victory is already yours! God already won the war!
Listen for His Voice. Keep your mind on God throughout each day, and listen for His voice in all that you do. Believe you are being lead as you move forward. It is Gods job to put it all together, and it is our job to have Faith and Follow!
Prayers for you, my sweet friends, to stay in tune with the steps preplanned for you as you walk in victory every single day!