There's a sense of peace and confidence when you're fighting in a match that you know you've already won. So many times we find ourselves wrestling. We wrestle with ourselves, our spouses, our children, family members, co-workers, even with God. But what we don't realize is that this is a tactic the enemy uses to distract you from your real opponent... him.
The Bible says in Ephesians 6:12 (KJV): For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
A lot of times, we think that our enemy is the person that we can see, when in reality, it's who you can't see that's operating through that person, or even in your own mind. The trick of the enemy is to get you to fight a loosing battle so you can continue to feel defeated. What we have to understand is that we feel like we're loosing because what we're fighting against is a facade, only meant to wear you down, so the enemy can secretly work behind the scenes in other areas of your life while your are distracted with a decoy.
It's sad how many of us fall for this trick time and time again. We have to come to a point where we realize that we are wasting our energy on the wrong enemy! We have to refocus our efforts on the puppet master instead of getting tangled up in the puppet's strings!
Once we have come to grips with who the real enemy is, we can then begin the real fight. Only, this time, the fight it fixed! We know that we will come into hard times in this world, but Jesus tells us to take heart, He's already overcome the world. He's telling us not to worry because He already won! Guess who lives on the inside of us? That's right, Jesus! So if He has overcome the world and He lives inside of you, there is nothing that you are not capable of doing!
You have all the power and authority in you to accomplish what God has called you to do! This is what it means to fight in victory, because victory lives on the inside of you! You don't have to worry about every losing because God is the winning side. And if God is for you, who can be against you!
Know that you are a mighty warrior for Christ! Know that you are a forced to be reckoned with! Know that you walk this earth as a queen! Believe that you are more than an over comer!
Now, go forth and conquer!