daily devotional

Romans 8:37 – “We are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

So who is it that loves you? That would be Jesus. Through the love of Jesus, we are more than conquerors. We are not just conquerors, we are MORE than conquerors. So then what are we?

You likely know this scripture. Perhaps you’ve even quoted it in the middle of a trial. But have you ever questioned exactly what you are if you are more than a conqueror?

My friend and mentor TD Jakes recently broke it down for me like this. The only thing that is MORE than a conqueror is a champion. A conqueror is defined by the fight she fought. But you are more than that. You are more that the fight you have fought. You are a champion. A champion is defined by the winner she is.

Que the music Carrie Underwood!!!!!

I am invincible, unbreakable
Unstoppable, unshakeable
They knock me down, I get up again
I am the champion
You’re gonna know my name
You can’t hurt me now
I can’t feel the pain
I was made for this, yeah, I was born to win
I am the champion

You are MORE than a conqueror, you are a CHAMPION because of Christ Jesus. As a champion you accept winning as your new normal. Winning is not a one time experience for you, you expect it! You know it won’t be easy, but you’re up for the battle and you will be victorious!

Is winning your brand? Do you identify with winning? Or do you identify with losing? Are you ¾ defeated before you even begin your day? Are you already imagining all that will go wrong today, all that will be too hard for you and too much for you? Have you already counted yourself out?

It doesn’t have to be that way. Jesus has already done it for you. It’s already lined up. It is through him you are more than a conqueror, but here’s the key. You must DEFINE YOURSELF.

How will you be defined?

If you define yourself by all the battles you lose, then you are a loser. You don’t want to be a loser. God didn’t create you to be a loser. And he certainly didn’t send his son Jesus to give up his life for you so that you could be a loser.

If you define yourself by the FIGHT, then you’re a conqueror. Somehow, someway you overcame. But it may have been a one time thing. It was all about the fight. Have you become defined by your battle? Is your identity in your struggle? Can you carry on a conversation without mentioning your fight and how hard it was, or are you defined by your fight and all you went through?

It’s tie to move on from battle mode. It’s time to rise above what you survived. You’re more than the battle you won.

Because of what has already been done for you, you don’t have to define yourself by the battles you lose or the battles you win, you can identify yourself by THE WINNER YOU ARE.
Do you believe that at your core you are a winner?

Ahhhhh, you should. God doesn’t make no junk. He doesn’t handcraft losers. He makes winners. In Ephesians 2:10 we see that we are God’s masterpiece. You are created to be a champion.

You’re not a one time winner. Nope, you are more than a conqueror. You are a champion. A champion wins one battle, then another, then another. They just keep on winning. When they get knocked down, they get back up again. They don’t allow a defeated mindset. Losing isn’t an option because they won’t quit. This is who you were made to be.

You don’t become a champion overnight. You work your way up through the ranks. One game after another. One battle after another. One struggle after another. One obstacle after another. You keep winning. One day at a time, you just win. Because it’s who you are. It’s who you were created to be. It’s what Jesus did for you – he made you MORE THAN a conqueror. You are a champion … defined by the winner you are. It is your identity. It is your mindset. It is your lifestyle. It is the way you wake up and own the day.

Will you be a champion? Will you WIN today? Win because you are MORE THAN A CONQUEROR THROUGH HIM WHO LOVES YOU. You are a champion, and winning is what you do because of the winner you were created to be. You are a champion because of the love of Jesus Christ that just won’t leave you alone. His love is pushing you to reach your potential. His love is molding you to become who you were created to be. Not a loser. Not even a conqueror. No, a champion!

If you define yourself as anything other than a champion, then you’re selling yourself short!

I was made for this, yeah, I was born to win
I am the champion