“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” Romans 8:37
As people go through life, most do not see themselves as a conqueror, much less more than a conqueror. Many do not even see themselves as really victorious. Often people look at themselves as just surviving, plugging through life with only a few small victories.
Paul states that you are more than a conqueror in these things. What are these “things” that he is talking about. Look back a few verses and you see that it is trouble, hardship, persecution, famine, nakedness, danger, and the sword. Basically it is everything that is bad that happens in life.
In life you will go through many different difficult situations from having a difficult day, all the way to being killed. It does not matter who you are, there will be those problems. Many people think that if they just have enough money, or that right job, all the problems will disappear. Others believe that if they just follow Jesus correctly the problems will go away.
Yet, no matter what you do there are more problems. As one problem leaves, another takes its place. While these problems are challenging, you can know that in Christ Jesus you are more than a conqueror through them.
What does it mean to be “more than a conqueror”? Most people either lose the battle or they just survive. Being more than a conqueror means that you go through the situation with the joy and strength of Jesus. You go through with the knowledge that He is in control and that you will win in the end. You do not grumble, complain, or go into despair.
The main difference is that your mind is set upon Jesus and His future for you, not the here and now. You know that Jesus loves you and is with you. You know that you are saved. Nothing can stop you when you are with Jesus and following Him.
As you go through a difficult time, where are you focused? Are you looking at the situation and complaining? Or are you looking towards Jesus and what He has done for you and will do for you?
If you are in Jesus, you are more than a conqueror. Don’t give up. Hold your head up high, you are a child of God, co-heir with Jesus.
I pray today that you will know the love Jesus has for you; that you will know that Jesus is in control; that you will not be broken down by the troubles of this world; that you will know that you are more than a conqueror in Jesus; and that God will help you to be victorious.