you are an overcomer – Persistent
What does overcomer mean? By the dictionary’s definition, an overcomer is a person who prevails in spite of opposition, difficulties, weaknesses, etc. The situation is very frustrating, but I’ve decided to become an overcomer.
I am pressing on by becoming someone who defeats someone or something in a conflict or struggle. Pastor’s teaching about being an overcomer taught me that it is a constant battle, but we need to be persistent and persevere. It means that you have not arrived but rather that your decision to be of God is not based on works. You are an overcomer when you believe and decide to be with God.
As a former “churchian,” I thought being born again meant no troubles and tribulations would come my way, but that isn’t the truth. My understanding of being an overcomer was flawed because I expected things to be in a specific condition before believing that I could overcome them.
The scripture says in 1 John 5:3-4 that we must always decide to be an overcomer and be persistent because to love God and to obey Him is a commitment. It’s not a burden, but a pleasure to be in His grace. That it is part of our journey that the ”life of Christ may be shown in our body” (see also 2 Corinthians 4:10)
One of my favourite inventors, Thomas Edison, was asked how it felt to fail 1,000 times. Edison replied: “I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention of 1,000 steps.”
– Emmanuel, May 19, 2022