When we look into the Bible, we see that Paul went through lots of hard times. How did he come through? He came through amazingly well through it all and he found God on the other end. During all of Paul’s trials, he wasn’t complaining, living in self-pity or despair. Paul shook off any defeated mindset he might have been feeling and he chose to have a vision of victory instead. Paul had a victor’s mentality.
What was Paul’s secret? Paul knew he would be victorious because he knew he had God on his side. God can’t be defeated so Paul knew that if he was on God’s side, that he could not be defeated either.
That is what we need to do as well. We need to have a victor’s mentality just like Paul did. Let’s use Paul’s example of how we can choose to react to trials we face in our own lives.
Paul writes to us in several books of the New Testament and gives us a great example of how we should live our lives. I am particularly fond of this verse that Paul wrote in the book of Romans:
Romans 8:37 (NIV)
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
You are not a weak. You are not lacking. The most powerful force in the universe is behind you and loves you and wants nothing more than to help you. Each and every morning, you need to take a minute to remind yourself of this. Wake up each morning and tell yourself this:
“I am ready for and equal to anything that comes my way. I am full of can-do power.”
That sickness you have is no match for you. That relationship issue is not going to keep you from your destiny. The loss of that loved one did not stop the plan God has for your life. When life gets tough and trials come, as they always do, don’t let it overwhelm you. You can handle it. You’ve been armed with strength from the most powerful God.
My challenge to you is to keep a victor’s mentality in everything you do because a victor’s mentality becomes a victor’s reality.