STAY POSITIVE & VICTORIOUS!
I was just coming to the end of my run when I saw the postman coming around to deliver a package to my home. As he came up to me, he asked ‘How many steps?’. I was not sure what the question was about, so I asked…’what do you mean?’ he said, I see you run, so how many steps do you take daily? I said about 12k to which he looked me straight and said 24k. I was unsure what the figure meant and why he was giving me a stand-off posture when he delivered it.
I then said, ‘OK Mr, what are we competing on? As I seem lost on that.’ He said, these are the average steps a postman takes per day. I responded with a ‘Wow! Impressive and well done…I’m certain it pays off as you will not need to pay a penny for a gym subscription.’ As I continued with my encouraging words to him about the good in the job he did; he went ahead and started complaining about the health hazards; people having knee, back, wrist, foot problems etc. After he rolled them out, I said – ‘you have said a lot about physical ailments; am not discounting them at all, but what about the heart? Surely your people’s hearts are stronger because they walk so much in their business day.’ He looked and said …’I suppose so…You are one positive lady; there is nothing that I will say to win you my way.’ I then laughed and said, ‘The world is full of negativity, a dose of positivity a day can go a long way …consider me the delivery girl for that in your life today!’
As the postman walked away, I started thinking of the issue of being and staying positive. Being positive and experiencing victory is not an absence of the recognition of the challenges but seeing the challenge from a different perspective. As I was thinking about perspective, I remembered Paul’s perspective in Romans 8:35-39. Here is part of the scripture
‘No, despite all these things, OVERWHELMING VICTORY IS OURS THROUGH CHRIST, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither OUR FEARS FOR TODAY NOR OUR WORRIES ABOUT TOMORROW—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.’ Romans 8:37-38 (NLT) (emphasis mine)
I do not know what you are currently facing as you read this blog post today, but I can allude to Paul’s words and say you have every reason to say OVERWHELMING VICTORY IS YOURS and you will experience God’s victory because of God’s love for you, His faithfulness and His inability to fail. Remember this; God will never fail you nor will He fail on your case!
Let me share one of my favourite song of the moment with you because I know it will help and bless you. https://youtu.be/YNd-PbVhnvA
God is on your side!