More Than a Conqueror
November 6, 2018
I heard about a boxer whose world-renowned trainer developed him into a world champion. Before every match, the trainer would write the number of the round he predicted the boxer would knock out his opponent and slip it into the boxer's glove. He had so much confidence in the boxer's ability that it wasn't whether or not he was going to win, but when he would win. That little note instilled in the boxer so much confidence that it gave him a champion's mentality—it reminded him of the champion inside. But the truth is that little note was just a piece of paper with a number on it. It had no effect until it become a part of the boxer's thinking, a part of who he was.
In the same way, God is certain of your ability to succeed. Did you know that God has placed in your glove, so to speak, the seed of a champion? On the slip of paper He's already written Romans 8:37, in which He's saying, "I have made you more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ." He's already given you the seed that is going to be developed to cause you to overcome every foe and challenge. Because Jesus Christ already conquered, He has set you free from sin and bondage and gives you the power to conquer. He's put inside you the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. God is in your corner, and He is saying, "It's not whether or not you will win. It's only a matter of time before you deliver that final blow and knock out the enemy."
But just like the boxer, you have to get this into your thinking. You may not feel like a champion. You will become more than a conqueror when you activate that seed of greatness by what you think, by what you say, by how you praise, by how you respond to the forces of God. You are living out your destiny right now. Don't let the enemy tell you that you're less than a conqueror. God says you are a champion. You have the Champion living inside you!
So what round are you going to take out your opponents?