The Decision is Yours….Defeated Foe or Confident Warrior?
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
If we were to take a quick poll of those who are operating in leadership positions within the body of Christ; we would readily discover that many are operating from the mentally of “defeat” instead of “confidence”.
Today ask yourself from which platform you are truly functioning. Does your confidence in the promises of God end at the onset of the least little “boo” from the enemy’s camp? If so… you’re a Defeated Foe! Has your level of faith still not matured to the state where you can place your petitions before the Lord; according to 1 John 5:14 & 15 and move on? If not….. you’re a Defeated Foe! Are you still “hoping” that the situations will change after you’ve confidently made all of your decrees and declarations? If so… you’re living your life as a Defeated Foe!
A warrior is one who maintains the mindset of victory. They can’t be conquered! Even in the event that the outcome of a given situation may appear to show signs of loss – a true warrior always wins! Why? Because a true warrior has the mental stability and maturity to remain focused on their target – regardless. It doesn’t matter the nature nor the source of their opposition, they will remain focused in the midst of any situation. A true warrior knows that they may encounter disappointing SITUATIONS, but THEY are never defeated …because they triumph in every situation (2 Corinthians 2:14). A confident warrior will have many battle scars – yet they will still say and mean – “Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face” (Job 13:15). A confident warrior will genuinely believe that their hope and trust are in the Lord. (And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee. Ps 39:7). A confident warrior will “Always and ALWAY” (w/o the “s”) – have a Praise in their hearts and a shout in their mouth (Ps. 34:1). A confident warrior never quits – but maintains the tenacity of a bull dog. A confident warrior is NEVER impressed nor surprised by anything that emanates from the enemy’s camp – but views every circumstance as an opportunity for God to do the miraculous and His name to be glorified!
So I ask again – Which are you… Defeated Foe or Confident Warrior? Your works and lifestyle reveal your true essence….. and tell the story!