We are Victorious By Design
We are created in the image of God. “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” (Genesis 1:26-27 KJV) Our existence prior to conception was a spiritual one. We existed in spirit form in the Kingdom of God before we were conceived.
The human body is the product of divine design. Our bodies are the beautifully embroidered work of exquisite craftsmanship. David declared in Psalm 139:14 (NKJV), “I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” Like a skilled potter, God molded us into form to give us our frame to carry out our purpose on earth. “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7 KJV) Our Almighty God, the master architect carefully weaved our intricate bodies to dwells in us.
Prior to conception, God saw us and knew us. “Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” (Psalm 139:16 NKJV) The eyes of the Lord are upon us. His observation of us is intentional. Our days are already fashioned and written in His book. All our assignments are already written for us to walk in. “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10 NKJV) Our blueprints are already completed and settled in Heaven. All we need to do is execute this plan. Our victories start when we find and carry out God’s purpose for our lives.
How do we execute such a plan? It’s simple. We begin by accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and by the workings of the Holy Spirit in our lives we will execute this plan. We can be confident that our victory is sure. “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 15:57 NKJV)
Victorious living begins in our mind. A victorious life is lived by faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. We must walk in alignment with the word of God and have a continuous, productive relationship with Jesus Christ. We must live lifestyles that allow us to hear from God. He is always talking but are we listening and obeying so that our decisions are not based on feelings or emotions, but on the principles in the word of God.
Yet, living a victorious life is not an instantaneous thing, it is gradual and progressive. We may face challenges but the blessing of God on our lives will enables us to overcome. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all” (Psalms 34:19 NKJV). Challenges come not to break us but to transform us into the image of Jesus Christ. Despite our circumstances, we can have peace in our heart and patience to endure until our situations are resolved.
God’s thoughts towards us are settled. We are victorious by design. Our covenant keeping God through the prophet Jeremiah, reminded His people that He had not forgotten them. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV). So it is with us, God will not abandon us. He thinks about us and never for one moment, are we out of His thoughts.
Let us move from just being stirred by the word of God to allowing the word to change our thinking and hence our life. If you have not started, now is a great time to start living victoriously! A victorious life enjoys success because of the blessings of God.
WE ARE VICTORIOUS BY DESIGN
Ann Marie Bryan
CEO & Founder of Victorious By Design
Author of Unforgettable, My Love Has Come Along