It’s the walk-off home run that wins the World Series!!! It’s the rim rattling shot that falls through the basket as the final seconds tick off the clock!!! It’s the quarterback finding an open receiver in the back of the end zone as time expires!!! It’s the goalie stopping that final penalty shot during the shootout!!! It’s the first car to cross the finish line on that final lap!!! It’s victory!!! But it’s so much more… It’s all those endless hours of practice and preparation. It’s all the blood, sweat, and tears that went into getting ready. It’s the late nights and the early mornings. It’s all those times you stayed and kept at it long after everyone else had gone home. It’s the sacrifice. It’s the surrender. It’s the solemn commitment to never give up or give in. It’s the hard work. It’s the labor. It’s the extra effort even when every thing inside you screams out to quit. It’s the perseverance. It’s the determination. It’s the endurance. It’s victory!!!

Victory is His promise… but it almost always involves our participation. Noah built the ark. Joshua circled the city. David stood up to the giant. Jesus carried the cross. Stop making excuses. Stop blaming your circumstances. God has promised victory. Now move forward in obedience. Victory awaits!!!

“…but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~ 1 Corinthians 15:57