If winning the victory for you is never having to struggle again with a certain issue or problem you will win very few victories in life.
Most of life is not like being potty trained (now there’s a final victory!) Most of life is like a marathon, you win only if you finish.
The fact that you may struggle with a certain temptation or tendency today is not a sign you are losing, it is a sign you are still in the race. It’s when you give up and give in to the temptation once and for all that you lose.
So be strong today, stay in the race and count on the grace of God to get you to the finish line.
- The ONE THING for today: the goal is to finish, one day at a time.
2 Timothy 4:7-8 (NKJV)
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.