V I C T O R Y is great but Victory in J E S U S is the Ultimate accomplishment. Philippians 4:13 reads "I can do all things in Christ who strengthens me." This Scripture is so true. However, issues arise when we attempt to gain strength from our weary and sinful bodies. We did not create ourselves (Genesis 1:27) and we are bought with a price (1 Corinthians 7:23), therefore, we must always look to the Creator and the Savior to succeed in this earthly life. There are numerous trials and tribulations in life and we opt to look for the easy or quick fix to survive the ordeal. Or, sometimes we just give into the Flesh without putting up any resistance.
Remaining happy, strong, and focused in the midst of anguish and confusion comes from having the mindset that God is in control and He will work it out as well as sustain us through the season of uncertainty. Trusting Jesus will allow us to be Victorious over the wickedness that currently abounds (John:16-33).
To overcome the victory of the flesh is to have Jesus imbedded in your heart, mind, and soul. Even then it can be difficult. But, with our Savior, Jesus Christ, our struggles are none too great for Him.
As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth. "Even after my skin is destroyed, Yet from my flesh I shall see God; Whom I myself shall behold, And whom my eyes will see and not another. My heart faints within me! Job 19:25-27
Victory, through Jesus, is Ours!