Don’t you love a conqueror? Someone with a winning attitude? With that certain something that leads to victory? Someone who says:
- “We can do that!”
- “No problem!”
- “Consider it done!”
Someone who pushes you and others to greater heights with their enthusiasm and creativity? Who is not stopped by apparent obstacles, or discouraged by negative thinking?
Conquerors make things happen
Conquerors get things done, solve problems, create opportunities, realize visions, set the pace, write the future and receive the reward of their labor. There is something about a conquering spirit that people love. Conquerors are attractive, inspiring. Paul was a conqueror, he wrote. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
- In Revelation 2:7 and 21:7 God says He will reward those who overcome.
- Romans 12:21 says, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
- First John 2:13 and 4:4 talk about overcoming the evil one.
- First John 5:4 says, “everyone born of God overcomes the world.”
- 1 Corinthians 15:57 says God “gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
All through the Bible God tells us to think of ourselves as conquerors, winners, the ones with the upper hand, the ones with the gold medal around our necks, the prize in our possession! The Bible says,
To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations…
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
God has called you to be victorious and triumphant, to be a conqueror and a winner in your marriage, your family, your relationships, your business, and your ministry. By definition, conquering means to master, defeat, overcome, win, achieve, gain or subdue.
So, what do you want to conquer? Maybe…
- poverty and reach a level of financial security.
- sickness and step up to good, healthy living.
- a difficult situation in your church, workplace or home.
- somebody’s heart, to find a lovely spouse.
- weight — or should I say appetite?
In 1993 when Larry Bird retired at a special ceremony at Boston Garden, someone asked, “How does it feel knowing you will never put that jersey on to go out and play another game?” In Larry’s winning style, he said, “I never put that jersey on to just play a game. I always put it on to win!”
Winning is an attitude. Some people have it, and some don’t, but those with it are the ones who make things happen.
Somewhere within each of us is the yearning, and the ability, to be a winner. God has given you and me an innate desire to master life’s problems. But sometimes philosophy, tradition and other problems get in the way. Sometimes the devil takes the “win” out of people, and they limp through life wondering why God’s Word does not seem to work for them.
They are conquered and do not understand why.
You know you are becoming a conqueror when:
- unexpected troubles do not worry you.
- you have a clear, exciting vision for the future.
- you are more inclined to pray about friends’ problems than share their misery.
- no circumstance or person can steal your joy.
God has called us to be conquerors and more than conquerors! Why is it important to conquer? Because the Bible emphatically tells us that we are conquerors.