It’s hard out there. Sometimes it feels like the world is ripping apart at the seams. Sometimes it feels like your heart can’t take any more hurt. But no matter what the world throws at you—anxiety, fear, confusion, temptation—you have a choice on how to respond.
You can concede defeat or live in the victory God promises you.
It’s easy to say you choose victory, but are you ready to walk in it each day? Are you ready to win this fight against fear? Are you ready to overcome the world in practice and not just in theory? In this book, I will show you how.
What would happen if you faced your challenges in the name of the Lord? What would life be like if your goal in every situation was to bring glory to His name? What would happen if you fully embraced God’s strategy for victory?
If you did those things, you would be living as an Overcomer. And believe it or not, that’s who you really are if you have placed your faith and hope in Christ: “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Rom. 8:37).
This book teaches you God’s strategy for overcoming the challenges you face. How do I know what that strategy is? Because when the Holy Spirit inspired Paul to list the spiritual armor we need to protect ourselves, he wrote:
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints. (Eph. 6:10–18)
Based on these verses, we know Satan attacks us in at least eight different ways:
•Satan wants to keep you from God’s strength.
•He’s after your honesty.
•He’s after your heart and your righteous life.
•He wants to fill you with anxiety.
•He wants to fill you with doubt.
•He longs to confuse your mind.
•He loves to tempt you to sin.
•He hates it when you pray.
In each chapter of this book you’ll learn an overcoming strategy to defeat these attacks. You’ll meet men and women in these pages who overcame their own adversity, so you can learn from and be inspired by their determination.
You’ll also discover the path to victory over the trials you face in your own life. Yes, all of them: loss, disappointment, betrayal, abuse, injury, lies, addiction, self-doubt, mistakes, grief, anger, anxiety, regret. There’s nothing Satan can throw at you that you cannot overcome.
But the time to prepare is now. I cannot stress that enough. When Satan attacks, you won’t have time to google “spiritual armor.” You won’t have time to phone a friend for advice on a counterattack. You may not even have time to get down on your knees to pray.
You must be prepared.
In the first chapter, we’ll focus on David, the Old Testament’s greatest Overcomer. In the last chapter, I’ll tell you the story of history’s greatest Overcomer, the Lord Jesus Christ. And through the chapters in between, we’ll discover eight strategies for overcoming the challenges we face in our lives:
•How to overcome weakness with strength
•How to overcome falsehood with truth
•How to overcome evil with good
•How to overcome anxiety with peace
•How to overcome fear with faith
•How to overcome confusion with wisdom
•How to overcome temptation with Scripture
•How to overcome everything with prayer
The journey of the Overcomer is a wonderful, profound, healing journey. God is all good, and He only gives good gifts—one after the other, again and again—to strengthen you for whatever the future holds. If you open your heart to receive those gifts, He will fill it to overflowing.
Living the life of an Overcomer will bring you strength, peace, courage, hope, and joy such as you’ve never known. It will also bring victory in your spiritual life.
That’s important, my friend, because victory is God’s purpose for His children: “Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Cor. 15:57). “Thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ” (2 Cor. 2:14).
Join on this journey to live a life of unstoppable strength, unmovable faith, and unbelievable power in the face of every challenge.
Join and embrace your God-given destiny—for you are an Overcomer!