This morning, I read this in Oswald Chambers’ famous devotional, My Utmost For His Highest:
“NO power on earth or in hell can conquer the Spirit of God living within the human spirit; it creates an inner invincibility.”
The word invincible means:
*incapable of being conquered, defeated or subdued in any manner
*a position that cannot be taken by assault or seige
*having an unyielding spirit or stubborn persistence in the face of opposition or difficulty
My human spirit is certainly not invincible…but the Spirit of Jesus who lives in my heart is ALWAYS invincible.
My choice is, which one will I allow to prevail?
On a rainy, stormy day that matches the storm swirling around me right now, I CHOOSE to be invincible in Him.
In Him and His strength:
I am incapable of being conquered.
I am incapable of being defeated.
I will not be subdued in any manner.
I am unyielding.
My position in Christ cannot be shaken by any assault or seige that the enemy might try to bring against me.
I am fearless in the face of opposition and difficulty.
If I listen to my feelings, none of that is true. But I have learned (through painful experience) to ruthlessly relegate tyrannical, ever-changing feelings beneath the rock-solid truth of God’s Word.
And through His Word, Jesus tells me this:
I give power to you when you are faint and weary and when you have no might, I increase your strength, causing it to multiply and making it abound…My grace, loving-kindness and mercy is enough for you. It is sufficient for any danger and enables you to bear the trouble…for My strength and power show themselves most effective in your weakness…when you are weak in human strength, then I make you truly strong, able, and powerful in My divine strength. (Isaiah 40:29; 2 Corinthians 2:9-10, Amplified version).
My circumstances will not defeat me. Questions will not deter me. Doubts will not stop me. I will not believe the lies of the enemy and I will not allow my fickle feelings to have the final say.
There comes a time in every Christian’s life when Jesus requires you to walk solely by faith in His Person and His promises. I am in such a place right now.
But rather than bemoan my fate and whine about how difficult life is, I will allow this season to be a platform in which I show the watching world around me that I treasure Christ above all things this world has to offer.
I will allow the winds of adversity to fan His flame inside my heart and burn brighter than it ever has.
The darker things get, the more I will praise Him.
I refuse to be defeated.
Jesus cannot be conquered and as long as I take refuge in Him, I can’t either.
If you are a Christ follower and are going through a rough time, what about you?
What choice will you make?
Dare to believe your good God.
You are invincible in Him.