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On Being Victorious

Recently, I was sitting in the studio chair listening to a song about being victorious and I thought to myself, I am victorious at least I feel like a victor. You see I was feeling pretty good about myself. A couple nights before I celebrated a great come behind win after playing Scrabble with my family, I took my last final exam of the semester and although I felt unprepared for the exam, the answers came easily and I believe I did well. As I left the classroom following the exam my professor handed to me a paper I had written and had forgotten about.  I saw that I had gotten an “A”. I was really feeling pretty good about myself. I thought to myself I AM VICTORIOUS! Then, while listening to that song, still playing on the air,  I felt the reality of the situation hit me like a ton of bricks. You see, without Christ I can do nothing. My victory is not really mine but rather it is His victory. Only through Christ do I have the ability to accomplish the things that I do. Philippians 4:13 came to mind where scripture says, “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”. Now there’s a humbling thought. If I can do all things through Christ, then without Christ the opposite must be true. Without Christ I can do nothing, nothing of consequence as it relates to all things eternal. Sure, we may have the appearance of doing great things but in the end as Solomon says, “I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind”. (Ecc 1:14) I had to re-focus and give God the glory for the things he has allowed me to do. We truly serve a great God. Give Him the glory!

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