Victory, Part 2

I’ve never climbed a mountain. Never gone skydiving. Never ridden in a hot air balloon. Never walked on the Grand Canyon Skywalk. Never looked down from the Chicago Skydeck. But I think I get the draw.

Rising above.

By propane or muscle or airplane. By determination or daredevilishness or detour. Not saying no to the opportunity. Seeing beyond the danger. Seeking a new perspective.

When I look at life from above, I also see the arsenal of interference that the enemy holds in reserve. He’s waiting at every turn to throw a retread tire shred right in your route. Like the large, unexpected bill that gobbled up your cash reserves. Right before you were planning to take a trip. Or the romance that turned to ridiculousness when the other person decided to break the law. Just when you were wondering if you would ever trust another person of the opposite sex again. Or the client list that dwindled to nothing. Just when you thought you were going to make a go of having your own business. 

Add your own brand of interference to this list.

During the past week, when we were focusing on Jesus and the journey he took back to heaven, I saw how Jesus rose above all the insanity around him. He focused on God, on what God had given him to do, on us. He had to get from here to there without stumbling or stopping. While maintaining his humility in the midst of the worst of humanity.

That’s victory. My One Word focus for 2017. Rising above what the enemy wants to use to drag you down. Being bigger than mountains. Laughing at the depths and standing on the heights. 

Have you been there? Join me in being the victor. Stand on the truth and promises of God’s Word. Live in victory. God is right there with us. 

Victory is God's gift to us for our faithfulness.

“The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you” (Romans 8:11).
Photo by Barb Dorris

Photo by Barb Dorris

Laura Warfel is a widow, writer, and follower of Jesus Christ. Her greatest joy is to bring others along with her on her faith journey. In 2015, because of the encouragement of the Launch Out Conference and Jon Acuff, she launched More Than A Widow on Facebook and Twitter. Today she blogs, tweets, and posts to help widows (and those who know them) find encouragement, hope, and resources for the journey. Her goal is to help all widows live beyond the label and live as more than a widow.
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