Jesus came that we might have abundant life. John 10:10 in The Message says it like this:
Jesus told this simple story, but they had no idea what he was talking about. So he tried again. “I’ll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.
How do you grab hold of this real and eternal life? First, accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, then live as a victor not a victim.
The Bible says in John 16:33 The Message (MSG)
Jesus answered them, “Do you finally believe? In fact, you’re about to make a run for it—saving your own skins and abandoning me. But I’m not abandoned. The Father is with me. I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.”
So how in the face of difficulties, also known as trials and tribulations, do we life as a victor? One way is to recognize the difference between a victim mentality and a victor mentality. Below is a link to a great blog by a Life Coach that will help us. Read through the list and where you are living as a victim, I encourage you to begin to replace the victim mentality with a victor mentality. Let’s choose to live victorious in Christ. Amen?!