The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. I Corinthians 6:7-11 NIV
When victory is not the end result–there lies defeat. Are we defeated?
I submit to you–that as long as we do things according to The Word–we will not be defeated, but know victory at every turn!
When we tell the truth–we know victory!
When we stand up for and promote righteousness–we know victory!
When we refuse to cave to popular opinion and reject the ways of the world–we know victory!
No matter what the doctor’s report says–we are victorious!
No matter what our bank account shows us–we are victorious!
No matter what people think of us or who we support–politically–we are victorious!
No matter what temptation the enemy puts in front of us–we will not be tempted to live in opposition to God’s Word–we are victorious!
With God going before us in everything we do–He is more than enough! In Him, we live and move and have our being! We are victorious through Jesus Christ!
So, keep going–living The Word, daily–never expecting or ready to concede defeat in anything. Just keep going and going and going–looking to Him–the author and finisher of our faith–knowing that no matter what happens on earth, in the end–we win and will spend eternity with Him!