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Inspiration

Be the Champion
By Victoria Osteen - Dec 10, 2019
I heard a story about a boxing trainer who had so much confidence in his boxer’s ability that before every fight he would write on a slip of paper the number of the round he predicted the boxer would knock out his opponent and place it in the boxer’s glove. 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 and the world champion he became. 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.

It’s interesting that when God speaks about us in Scripture, we often don’t feel like the person He’s talking about. He speaks about us as if we’re already the completed person He’s making us into. For instance, He says that in all the things we face today “we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37). Despite however you may feel to the contrary, God sees you in your wholeness and has declared and decreed that you are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus already.

He calls you more than a conqueror because Jesus Christ already conquered sin and death through the cross and His resurrection. When you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior, He placed in you the seed that is going to be developed to cause you to overcome every foe and challenge. You have the Champion living inside you when you are born again, and He has put in you the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. Because Jesus already conquered, He has set you free from sin and bondage and gives you the power to conquer. God is saying, “It’s not whether or not you will overcome. It’s only a matter of time before you deliver that final blow and knock out the enemy.”

But 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. Rise up and be the champion!
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