Summary: Conquering is a choice. It’s a big choice, it’s a choice with bumps in the road. Paul commanded Timothy to endure hardness as a good solider.
Choose To Conquer.
Conquering is a choice. It’s a big choice, it’s a choice with bumps in the road. Paul commanded Timothy to endure hardness as a good solider.
Listen fully to Paul’s plea to Timothy—2 Timothy 2:3-5NKJV You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier. 5 And also if anyone competes in athletics, he is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules.
Those who compete—That should be all of us. We’re competing to stay focused, in tune, Refusing bittiness, Resentment, Refusing pride, Saying no, to every lie—Believing whatsoever is good, true, praise-worthy, produce good report, Honest and forth-right, Believing the report that produces joy and virtue.
“Greatness comes as believer’s stay focused. There are thousands of ways to break focus. However, the ultimate prize is worth everything! P.H
Thinking of huge mountains, what would you consider huge?
Some might call John’s Mountain huge, and it is. However, Denali National Park and Preserve also known as Mount McKinley, is the highest mountain in North America. It’s found in south central Alaska—its highest peak 20,310 feet, with 6,045,153 acres, which is larger than the state of New Hampshire.
Got some huge mountains in your life? In extreme cases, if God commands that we can actually speak to literal mountains and they can be moved—How much more can God move your individual or family crises?
Paul wrote in Romans 8:35,37NIV Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Here’s a word for you today—Stop looking for excuses to fail; Start looking for reasons to succeed.
Temptations? They’re a dime of dozen, Pride of life? Lust of the eye? Lust of the flesh?
Verse 37 Again, No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
These words—More than conquerors, In the ‘Greek' carries with it an, Over and above, greater than normal report.
Romans 8:37AMP Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us.
Many have faced adversity greater than your own, Yet, they overcame. Their secret was that they chose to conquer.
Conquering Is Simply A Decision—Before anything can succeed there has to be a made up mind.
You have to believe and begin to say—I will conquer; I will go forward!
Here’s how 'I will’ go about it— Believe it or not, but this part of you succeeding can change, but success always begins with a—I will!
In a painful situation or an angry disagreement please remember this…
* Don’t curse it.
* Don’t rehearse it.
* Don’t nurse it.
* Reverse it.
“Your mountain will not just go away.” P.H
Stop cursing your situation, or your mountain—Speak to it!
God created you to speak His word—to prophesy.
Psalm 121:1-2NKJV I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? 2 My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.
What hills do we look to?
Whose help are we looking for?
What kind of eyes are we looking with?
Just like the Apostle Paul, you need to believe and speak—“Who, who, who shall separate me from God’s love and His wonderful provisions!”
Mark 11:22-23NKJV So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
We were created to speak faith over every mountain. Think about this, “You wouldn’t need faith if there were no mountains.”
Zechariah 4:6-7NKJV So he answered and said to me: “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the Lord of hosts. 7 ‘Who are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you shall become a plain! And he shall bring forth the capstone with shouts of “Grace, grace to it!”
God said, “When you hit a dead-end, rehearse, grace.”
It’s all about what you do during rehearsal. What is rehearsal? It’s practice.
It was the biggest meeting of Bill’s life, and it had gone well. He couldn’t wait to tell his wife and his boss. As he rushed out of the Brooklyn office building with the rest of the team, they noticed a vacant cab—a rare sight during rush hour. Eager to get to the airport to catch their flight home, they bolted toward the cab, yelling to get the driver’s attention. But as they made their way across the sidewalk, they inadvertently knocked over a small produce- stand. The rest of the team seemed oblivious until Bill stopped and turned around to go back. From beside the taxi the others called out to Bill, “Come on, you’ll miss your flight.”