You are welcome to the concluding part of this series. Please check the preceding parts in order to grasp the complete understanding of the whole series. But on this part, its all about attitude: The way we come out to others. The kind of emotions we display. It truly does matter. Because you cannot say you are victorious, and live and talk as if you have been defeated. Your attitude must match what you allege in your lip. These two must come together.
Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1John 3:18(NIV)
To live a triumphant life is not to mean there would be an absence of trials and challenges. What every believer must recognise is that, Satan is constantly after your joy and happiness. He doesn’t want anyone to enjoy their lives. That’s why the Bible says he has come to steal, kill and to destroy. He will fight hard to make it happen and we must not give him a chance.
The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have [it] abundantly. John 10:10 (ASV)
- Self encouragement . At a time when the David colleagues were blaming him for their loss (despite he was at a loss too), they came down on him, accused him for the cause of their plight. David could have resulted into self-pity, self-blame, sorrow, etc. Instead, he lay on a sheer look of self-encouragement. Obviously, no one to turn to for encouragement. These uncommon attitudes are what gave him the right perspective and analytical mind to come out with the right step to take. Right attitude will always proffer right thinking.
And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. 1Samuel 30:6(KJV)
- Constant prayer for direction: David turned to the Lord when he did not get any consolation from others. The fact of the matter is, depending on people for sympathy or comfort is not the best approach to douse your plight because it may not come as expected and you might end up disappointed and heartbroken. The Holy Spirit as a Comforter should be the root of our consolation. Praying to God like David did, will open up a new direction that guides to recovery and relief from any challenges.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; John 14:16
- Be bold to face your Goliath: Among other things, what gave David victory was his boldness to challenge Goliath eyeball to eyeball. His boldness I believe gave Goliath something to think about. Because he has never been challenged in that way. Irrespective of what we believe in God and His words, we nevertheless need to exercise boldness to claim, declare and obtain them. The forces of darkness will take you for a joke if this is not your attitude.
So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 (NLT)
I really want to thank you very much for journeyed with me on this series. I like to believe you have been blessed, one way or the other. I encourage you to put to use everything you have read. May you go on to be a perpetual triumphant Christian in Jesus Christ name.
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