2 Corinthians 2:12-17

What a word for the first Sunday of 2018! This is the year of Victory for the people of God. The victory has already been won, so it’s time to start talking, walking, living and loving like we have the victory. There will be times when people, problems and predicaments will make you feel as if you do not have the victory and there is a force out there that doesn’t want to see you win. The enemy doesn’t threaten anything or anyone that he doesn’t see as victorious. Opposition comes to prevent us or distract us from getting to our destinations.

You will find that there may be some people who are offended by what God is doing in you and through you. Often times the opposition is not from outside the camp, but rather inside the camp. Don’t be surprised that it’s the ones that are the closest to you that bring you the most pain and pressure. The plan of God is bigger than them, so don’t use a lot of your energy trying to figure them out, but rather continue to faith it out.

God has equipped you with everything you need to deliver you from the distractions and dilemmas of life. The truth of the matter is the reason why some are throwing darts is because you’re high enough to be a target. Expect the darts to come when God elevates you to new levels in this New Year. There are some people who started the journey with you, but may not finish the journey with you. Just because those who you expected to be with you on this journey are no longer with you doesn’t negate your victory.

Don’t allow your grieving to hold you back. It’s ok to grieve, but keep moving while you mourn. The key to staying on course toward your victory is surrounding yourself with winners. This is the season to check your crew and make sure those around you are following God and have a winning mindset. There were some doors that needed to close in 2017 in order for the new doors to open in 2018, so don’t worry about the past, but instead worship about the present.

Family, there may have been some losses and lessons in the past but God has some blessings for you in the present. This is a new year with new opportunities and victories, so keep your head up because the worse is over and best is yet to come.

2018 the year of Victory!!!

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