That is a word that rings too loudly and too often in many people’s heads. For some it rings for the sole purpose of influencing defeat, especially in a Christian’s life. It rings so loudly that it drowns out the Truth thoughts of God. Which is precisely it’s purpose.
Isn’t it odd that this happens to Christians! Christians have God on their side and He can defeat anyone or anything that is set against His will. But it happens!
When we first become Christians we are like infants. And like infants, we must be consistently fed and nourished in order to grow and mature. However, many Christians today have experienced arrested development. This happens because we have not remained constant in feeding upon the Truths of God’s Word. And because we have not remained constant in prayerful communication with God, we have failed to develop in a healthy manner.
The unavoidable results of such neglect, produces such a weakened state that Christians find themselves easily distracted by anything that is designed to keep them from these two disciplines. Eventually, we begin to live our lives not for Christ, but for ourselves. We turn our ears to listen to the World, instead of God.
If this describes our state of existence as Christians, then Defeated will be the word that will define our existence.
Do you feel defeated, confused, frustrated? Please understand that these thoughts stem from your flesh, and Satan uses them to design fiery dart thinking, meant to undermine the wonderful plans God has for you. If these thoughts are ruling your thinking, then you have been cooperating with the enemy. Perhaps, you were unaware of this. But it doesn’t have to continue.
The following are Truth thoughts that will ensure the victory God has planned for us!
And you shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32 ESV
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10 ESV