Victorious Living

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It’s day 22 of the A-Z Challenge! Woo-hoo! Just 4 more to go! ๐Ÿ˜€

For the letter V, I decided to do a form of redefinition to ensure my vision for the blog is clear and concise.ย V

Victorious living has been the ultimate goal for this blog. You can read the intro on this page.

The dictionary defines victory as an act of defeating an enemy or opponent in a battle, game, or other competition.

Victory often comes from overcoming battles and wars. When you say you’re living victoriously, you’re saying ‘hey, the devil came at me with all the forces he could harness but I stood with the full armour of God and the backing of the most high’.

Victorious living isn’t handed on a platter of gold. It’s a constant battle. A battle against fear, against depression, against addictions, against the sin that so easily pull us down, against persecutions and temptations- against the devil and his stealth agents. A battle we must fight. A war we must win.ย 

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Those who live victoriously have scars to show, wounds to heal, and tougher battles to face. It’s like a game where you start with the easy level one and with each conquest, you go higher to face tougher enemies. When you’ve won the easy level, don’t fold your hands because the devil is always quick to recoup. He will come at you fiercer than before.

So you just won the battle over addictions, wonderful! The devil would come at you with the real deal. The temptress who would subtly snare onlookers into a deadly trap. If you’re yet basking in the euphoria of overcoming addictions, you might just miss the traps set for you. Flop! You’re back to level one. Now that’s just an example but I hope you get the drift.

This blog, victoriousย through its contents, seeks to show readers of the constant battles I also face and how God causes me to triumph in all things. I’ve never liked the battles, but I’m fully aware the only way I get to the next level is to overcome the devil I see manifested in the works of flesh and so on. I’ve been stuck in some levels for a long time. Feels like I’m just notย gonnaย destroy the enemy in that regard. Almost seems the enemy is die hard- can I get a witness? But no worries, for greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. We will overcome as long as we don’t surrender.

As I said previously, one can never really arrive and say ‘hey, I’m done with all the battles’ (well, except in death). The whole earth is a war-zone and your mind is the battleground. Stay alert! Remember for every next level, there is a next devil, more vicious than the last.

But thank God for victory! For we do not fight on our own. Take a look at David’s life. Do you think he won all those battles alone? Definitely not! He fought and won because God fought on his behalf. Stick with God and live victoriously. Once again I say, stick with God and live victoriously.

If you aint got God, you aint got nothing.

God bless you for reading.

Lots of love,

daintym

 

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13 thoughts on “Victorious Living

    Courtney said:
    April 26, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    Great mission statement! You’ve done a great job with keeping victorious living at the heart of your blog! Keep up the good work! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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      Dainty M responded:
      April 27, 2016 at 11:04 AM

      Thank you Courtney! I got the idea for a redefinition from your post…so thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Courtney said:
        April 27, 2016 at 2:48 PM

        Aww, you’re welcome! Glad I could be of help!

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    Oluwasesan said:
    April 27, 2016 at 12:24 AM

    Yaaay, it’s been a lovely journey battles nd all. The more the battles the more the victories right?..

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      Dainty M responded:
      April 27, 2016 at 11:13 AM

      Right! I pray we all get to stack our victory trophies for all the battles we face daily ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Olabamiji said:
    April 27, 2016 at 2:29 AM

    Really nice piece of encouragement ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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      Dainty M responded:
      April 27, 2016 at 11:14 AM

      Thank you so much! It means a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    I.L. Wolf said:
    April 27, 2016 at 3:32 AM

    I love this idea! We can win battles, we can lose battles, but we are victorious for having fought them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    @IsaLeeWolf
    A Bit to Read

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    Nilanjana Bose said:
    April 27, 2016 at 1:02 PM

    Great job on V. here from the A-Z. Not far to go now ๐Ÿ™‚

    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016
    Madly-in-Verse

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      Dainty M responded:
      April 27, 2016 at 5:59 PM

      Oh thank you! I’ve had fun doing this challenge ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Fearfully Wonderfully Me said:
    April 27, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Wonderful encouragement!

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