An anonymous person left a comment on one of my posts that left me puzzled. It was "that's what's important...'having victory.'" Now, I'm not sure if this was a sincere comment, or a tad bit on the sarcastic side. I mention "having victory" a lot in my blog. It's an important concept to me; in my walk and in my struggles with my health issues. Regardless of the heart of "anonymous," I feel that it's important for us to discuss just what "having victory" means in our lives. Here is my perspective:
We all stumble in life, and we are constantly presented with situations in which we can skillfully screw up. But God doesn't want us to be defeated, He wants us to be victorious. What does that mean, and how can we be victorious? We can "have victory" because Jesus Christ has given us a new life. "Having victory" means doing the right thing, the Jesus thing, the thing that we may or may not want to do to achieve HIS end.
It doesn't mean winning over others.
It doesn't mean fighting until you are "right" or you beat out someone else.
It means doing the thing that is pleasing to Him...and maturing to us.
What do YOU think?