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.

John 16:33 NIV

After that the end will come, when he will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having destroyed every ruler and authority and power.

1 Corinthians 15:24 NLT

To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne.

Revelation 3:21 NIV

Living in victory or defeat, it is up to you! I want to share a word of encouragement today that you do not have to live in defeat, but YOU CAN LIVE IN VICTORY! Even more important, you have 100% control over whether you live in victory or defeat! YOU and nobody else hold the key to whether you live in victory or defeat. This is a powerful, life-changing word today so open your heart and receive what God word is saying to you. You do not need to go listen to the latest motivational guru of the day or buy the latest books and tapes on being successful, just open your heart and believe! You may be reading these words today and experiencing a major crisis in your life. As you face these very real struggles, you see nothing but defeat. Of course, nobody wants to live in defeat; everyone wants to live in victory. But you have done and are doing everything you can to turn things around. However, your finances may be no better, your marriage is no better, your health is no better, your job is still a nightmare, your children are still living in rebellion to God, you are still in some form of bondage, you are not seeing any hope in whatever your battle may be.  Living in victory has nothing to do with the day-to-day circumstances and challenges we face in our life.

You can either let them stop you, paralyze you, rob you of your peace and joy and abundance, or you can find a way to get over them. There is no hurdle in your life today that the Jehovah will not help you overcome. If your hurdle is finances, Jesus will help you overcome it. If your hurdle is a marital problem, Jesus will help you overcome it. If your hurdle is a health issue, Jesus will help you overcome it. If your hurdle is a problem at work, Jesus will help you overcome it. If your hurdle is a problem with your children, Jesus will help you overcome it. If your hurdle is an addiction of some sort, Jesus will help you overcome it. No matter what your hurdle may be, JESUS WILL HELP YOU OVERCOME IT!

Again, living in victory has nothing to do with the any extenuating circumstances you are facing in your life today. There will always be problems to deal with, always be hurdles to overcome. If you take a glance back 20 years ago, you had problems in your life, if you think back 10 years ago, you had problems in your life.  If you think back 1year ago, you had problems in your life. Please know irrefutably it was God who saw you through and brought you out of them all. The fact of the matter is, there will always be problems while living in this sin-filled world, but God is there waiting to help you and see you through whatever those problems may be! You can choose to live a life of defeat by rejecting Him or live a life of victory by accepting Him into your heart and live by faith. So, I beseech you today to choose victory and not defeat!

God Bless – A Note From The Counselor’s Corner,
Dalton Kornegay, PhD

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