Posted in A-Z Blogging Challenge 2016, Awards and Challenges

Victorious Living

It’s day 22 of the A-Z Challenge! Woo-hoo! Just 4 more to go! 😀

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

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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, victorious 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 not gonna 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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Posted in A-Z Blogging Challenge 2016, Awards and Challenges

Life is For Living

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Question for the day:

If you had one week to live, what would you do??

My answer:

*Tell my loved ones I really love them

*Go skydiving or mountain climbing

*Spend all my savings on travelling to new countries

*Forgive- even the most grievous things anyone can do to me

*Invest more time and resources to Kingdom service

*Write and publish a book

*Fall in love

*Travel by sea

*Go on one last rollercoaster ride

So many things to do in a week; I know right! There’s a lot more on that list, I just tried to summarise it for the purpose of this post. Some of the items on the list are hilarious. Others seem unattainable in a week. But what does this mean? Would these things make me happier and more fulfilled? Honest answer, yes! I can imagine how ‘alive’ I would be while skydiving or travelling. Imagine how happy I would be if I forgave so much, spent more time in Kingdom service or telling my loved ones I love them and truly mean it.

I can imagine my life when I finally begin living.

Some of us wait until death to start living. We wait for ‘our least days’ to live our ‘best years’. So what will be read at your funeral? “She was a good girl who lived a routine life of work-home-church-repeat.” Who touched how many lives?

Life is for living. And truly living is beyond ourselves. We live for others; we live for assignments bigger than us; we live to put smiles on other people’s faces, to help lift the load from the elderly, to feed and clothe the needy and provide shelter for the homeless.

I can’t emphasize it enough; life is beyond you and your personal needs and mundane tasks. It’s far beyond that! How many lives do you reach in a day? What impressions do you leave in the hearts of onlookers? What little change do you make every day to the environment you find yourself? DO you leave it better or worse?

Life is for living. Go on that mountain climb, take that world tour you always wanted, eat that new food, read that book you always wanted to, call up your loved ones and tell them you love them, don’t be afraid to love and be loved.

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You are not just a statistic. You’ve been given life- live it to the full! Remember living life to the full doesn’t involve engaging in destructive habits but opening your life to the needs around so others can be blessed through you. Living life to the full also means taking care of that one life- do what makes you happy, pursue your dreams and passions, have fun, make others happy, don’t overwork, have ‘just because’ moments to chill out. At the end of the day, You Only Live Once (YOLO)

Lots of love,

daintym