You can be a Winner
Now you might think that this new life is all benefits,
joy, and blessing, without any opposition. Nothing can be further from
You have received something precious from God, and the
devil wants to steal it from you. You will have temptations and
Some may ridicule you for your newfound faith. But you
can and will win. You can be a winner. This is the victory that has
overcome the world - our faith.
If someone ridicules your faith or tries to talk you out
of living for Jesus, remember that Jesus said that everyone that lives
godly life will suffer persecution.'
If you are steadfast and continue serving Jesus, some of
those who ridicule you will, in time, become believers.
All who have followed Jesus, from His first twelve
disciples to believers today, have endured some opposition. This
opposition will only serve to make you stronger. It will give you
Maybe until now you have allowed yourself to be governed
by the opinions of others. That has changed. Jesus is now Lord, and it
is His thoughts and opinions that now govern your life.
Remember, you are a "new creation; old things have
passed away." That means there is going to be a difference between you
and those who are not believers.
This is understandable because the Spirit of God that is
in you is not yet in them. This does not mean that they cannot be nice
people or that you should not be nice to them; it just means that they
have not yet received this gift of salvation.
If you encounter opposition, keep looking to Jesus. Talk
to Him every day in prayer, read His Word, and fellowship with others
who love and serve Him.
Temptation is another form of attack on your Christian
life. Temptations come to everyone. God promises that you will not be
tempted above what you can bear, but He will make a way of escape for
Even Jesus was tempted while on earth, so He is
sympathetic to our temptations.' Remember, Jesus understands, and if
you stay focused on Him, He will help you overcome.
It is not a sin to have a temptation, so don't let the
devil condemn you if you do. Go to God in prayer, and ask for His help.
He will give you victory if you ask Him.
Perhaps you have been living a life in which you have
been used to giving in to every temptation-at least if you felt that
you could get away with it.
That lifestyle of negative habits has now been broken.
Now you belong to Jesus. You have an inner strength, and if you will
draw on it, you will win. Don't let the devil rob you of victory. It is
yours, so hold on to it.
Your keys to victory are: a) Read
the Word of God daily.
b) Talk to God in prayer daily and c) Have fellowship with other
believers, and I recommend you
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The Bible declares, "there is no salvation in any other than Jesus
Christ". Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no man can
come to the Father except by Me." Jesus went to the cross for my sin
and your sin. He hung on that cross suspended between heaven and earth,
and after His death, He defeated Satan for you and for me. Oh, what a
price was paid for our redemption, all because God loves us.
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