by Kenneth Copeland
I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.
1 John 2:14
Man was created to be a winner. The Bible tells us so. We read in Genesis, for example, that man was originally put on this earth as a dominating lord. God gave him dominion over the earth and everything that crept, flew, crawled and breathed there.
Man didn’t even know what losing was until he separated himself from God through disobedience in the Garden of Eden. When that happened, he ran headlong into defeat. He was forced to accept failure as his lot in life, lowering himself to a subordinate position—a position he was never meant to occupy.
It’s a sad story. But if you’re a born-again child of God, your story has a happy ending. Through faith in Christ Jesus, you’ve been made a winner once again!
In fact, God has guaranteed your success. Let me show you what I mean. Imagine you’re about to tackle a really tough job, and before you even get started on it, God speaks to you right out loud and says, I just want you to know, I’m going to personally see to it that this project you’re working on succeeds.
Well, let me tell you something. You do have God’s promise that you’ll succeed. He said in His Word that you’re an overcomer! In Him you can overcome any problem the world throws your way (1 John 5:1-5).
It doesn’t matter how much you feel like a loser. It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve failed in the past. If you believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, then you’ve become more than a conqueror in Him (Romans 8:37).
Does that mean you won’t have any more trouble? No. It simply means you can go through that trouble and emerge triumphant.
If you’ve been feeling like a failure lately, renew your mind to the Word of God that says you’re a success. Every time a challenge comes up, respond by saying, “Well, praise God, I can beat this thing because I’m an overcomer in Jesus!” Let that Word from God abide in your heart. It will make a winner out of you.
1 John 5:1-5