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When You Look in the Mirror
By Victoria Osteen - Jan 09, 2024

How do see yourself today? When God says that in all the things you face today “you are more than a conqueror through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37), do you see yourself as more than a conqueror? Or how about when you read that God says you are His masterpiece, created anew in Christ Jesus, so you can do the good things He planned for you (Ephesians 2:10)? When you look in the mirror, do you see a masterpiece? When God says you are created in His image and His most treasured possession, do you wonder if He’s actually referring to you? The thing we have to realize is that when He speaks about us, He is looking at us as if we’re already the completed person He’s making us into. Despite however much you may feel less than what He says, God sees you in your wholeness and has declared these are true through Christ Jesus already.

This reminds me of a boxer I heard about whose world-renowned trainer developed him into a world champion. Before every match the trainer would slip a note into the boxer’s glove with the number of the round he predicted this boxer would knock out his opponent. It wasn’t whether or not he would win, but when he would win. That instilled so much confidence in the boxer that he developed a champion’s mentality. But that note had no effect until it became a part of the boxer’s thinking, a belief in who he was.

In the same way, God is certain of your ability to succeed. He has placed in you the seed of a champion. He’s already written in His Word that you are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus. The seed He’s given you is going to be developed to cause you to overcome every challenge. Because Jesus Christ already conquered, He has set you free from sin and bondage and gives you the power to conquer. God has put inside you the same power that raised Jesus from the dead. 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 like the boxer, you have to get this belief into your thinking. 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 power of God. You are living out your destiny right now. Don’t let your feelings 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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