I Became an Overcomer
Life has a way of dictating the directions we will go in. Perhaps, just maybe, they aren't the direction we were meant to go in at all. Or, something mementos grabbed our attention and caused a change in direction.
When your life starts under the guidance of a mean narcissist, who then went on to create an even meaner narcissist to carry on her legacy, you don't grow up with the best self-esteem or plans for the future.
But, that doesn't mean life can't still be complete, joyful, or successful. Does it?
For some of us, it may have taken longer than others to get past that roadblock and continue on to who we were supposed to be and where we were supposed to be.
Just maybe, we are still a work in progress.
A work in progress in the Hands of the Almighty Creator, our Abba.
If you search the dictionary, it soon becomes evident that the word "overcomer" is not in the dictionary. However, the word over come is. (Note 1)
Overcome: to get the better of in a struggle or conflict; conquer; defeat: to overcome the enemy and/or to gain the victory; win; conquer: (Note 1)
When you feel like you are at the bottom of a very deep well, or pit, overcoming feels like it is WAY beyond achieving.
STOP believing that.
Listen to your heart. Listen to your Abba.
"The light shines in the darkness and the darkness as not overcome it." (John 1:5)
"I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take Heart; I have over come the world." (John 16:33"
"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." Romans 12:21
"They promise them freedom, but they themselves are slaves of corruption. For whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved." 2 Peter 2:19
"For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?"
Those are all very straight forward. You may not believe in my Abba as I do. While I do not and will not condemn you for that, be assured my prayers are always with you to find Him and His Love for you when THE time is within His timing.
I could list a lifetime of obstacles, roadblocks, and more as excuses. There is no point in that, though.
Those were MY obstacles.
YOU are surely facing obstacles, roadblocks, and more of your own.
I can't tell you HOW to over come them, but I can tell you that you WILL overcome them. IF, that is, you set your mind and heart on doing just that.
While much of what happens in our daily lives is way beyond our control, there is much we do own. It's up to us, each and everyone, on how to use what we have.
We may, no we WILL still stumble and fall, but it is up to us to get back up.
There may be those around us reaching out a helping hand.
There may not be another soul around.
Then, we have to help ourselves up as best we can.
I have met so many in life who had no desire, no motivation, no belief that they could overcome what they were facing.
My heart broke for them and my prayers went flying to Heaven on their behalf.
Sometimes, it is within our reach to help in more concrete ways, such as providing a roof, a meal, a ride, a hand up, a pat on the back, kneeling together in prayer.
You will find that not everyone we meet will appreciate our help. Don't let that stop you. Find another who needs and wants help.
We are not immune to Satan. We still face attacks on a daily basis. We, too, are still in need of people nurturing us, praying for us, and who are willing to stand in the gap for us.
No one is going to successfully venture through this adventure called life on earth.
That won't happen until our Loving Abba calls us Home. And, to that I say, "Come soon, Lord. Please come soon."
But, until then, I vow to keep moving forward with my eyes on Him. I vow to keep watching out for my brothers and sisters. I promise to always lift those in need in prayer. And, to pray for those who ask.
More, I look forward to the day Abba returns and we will be rejoicing together in Heaven!
Until, then, know that YOU are an overcomer. I am an overcomer. And, together, Satan does not stand a chance!