“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
The same power that resurrected Jesus from the dead is living in you! You have the power, through the cross of Christ, to overcome evil. You have the Holy Spirit living in you. Yet why do so many let evil have it’s way with us in our hearts?
The Bible tells us to, “fight the good fight” Are you fighting? Scripture also tells us to, “be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be men of courage, be strong. I think sometimes we forget that we have a battle to fight. There is an enemy. We have been given the power to overcome him. What causes us to shrink back?
For me, it has been the battle in my head. The messsage that, “I am not good enough” and “I don’t have what it takes,” can ring almost daily in my head, but you know what? On my own, I am not good enough, and I don’t have what it takes; however, the One who is more than enough and who absolutely has what it takes lives inside me. The truth is that I think I need to spend less time in my head and more time with the One who is in my heart.
Spend some time with the Lord asking Him to show you what makes you shrink back from the battle. Confess to Him anything that you need to confess. Take a minute to re-establish who you are in Christ. Now go and fight the good fight!
“Christ overcame evil with good, do the same.” – John Piper