Through a bit of searching, a bit of truth-filtering, I have realized a lot of things.
One of those things are how the world defines “overcoming” and how the Bible has a different side on it.
Everyday, the world strives hard, puts so much effort on becoming better, helping one’s self and trying harder just to become a better person. There is an imaginary ladder where the people who are “stronger” and who has the more victories and accomplishments are on the top while those who have lesser strength and achievements are on the bottom.
This worldy thinking is contradicted by the Bible – where 1John 5:5 says:
“Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”
It’s clear that we are not overcomers based on our effort, based on our achievements, our successes, or how well we serve/perform as an individual. It is our faith that makes us an overcomer.
That’s such a great hope and it’s indeed a great and mighty truth. While this world continues to think based on how well we do, how well we act/do/create things… but then, that is not how God defines someone who is strong. God defines us based on our fatih — and that faith comes from Him even — and that’s a good reason to think equally of others.
Whether you are weak now, or whether you are strong. Whether you have failed many times or you succeed in an array of things, you are an overcomer if you believe in Jesus Christ. Believe He saved you and that He keeps on saving you everyday. =)