As I listen to those around me, many speak of problem areas in their lives, and I tell them God has a solution, but most say, “Maybe so, but that’s the truth.” Well, that may be “their reality”, but does that line up with “God’s reality”?

We miss out on the best life we could be living by living in the “present reality”, which is the world’s system. The Lord Jesus said before being taken by the Jews and tried and crucified, in John 16:32-33,
32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

You will note that even before being crucified and rising from the dead, that He said, “but be of good cheer; I HAVE overcome the world.” Past tense, He already had the victory. And if we are IN HIM, then WE HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD. Have you ever looked at things like that? I do, because, as it is written in 1 John 4:4-5,
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

Who is the “THEY” spoken of in verse 5? It is those who are NOT in Christ Jesus. You see, “THEIR reality” is not what “OUR reality” is. Yes, we who are in Christ Jesus also face trials and tribulations, and He told us we would, BUT, He won the victory, and He shares it daily with US! Have we earned that privilege? No, but He who won the victory made the decision to make us overcomers WITH Him, to share it with us! Why? Well, sometimes I wonder that, too, but the fact and truth remains that He HAS, and that’s the best news we could ever hear!

Is there room in you life for defeat? Not if you’re in Christ Jesus! Of course, He will not violate your choice, if you want to live a life of troubles and defeat, that’s your privilege, but WHY would you throw away such a wonderful LORD and Savior who has offered you a share in His victory over Satan?

The devil is a sly one, he figures if he harasses you enough, you will just knuckle under and accept things like that, because “that’s just the way it is”. He hopes you never get hold of the truth that Christ Jesus suffered horribly on your behalf to CHANGE not only your eternal future, but your present and future in your earthly life, into a life of VICTORY!

What could be better than waking up each morning knowing that whatever the devil has planned for your destruction today, Christ Jesus has an overwhelming plan for your blessing and deliverance? The devil has a “reality” for you, and God does too. You will choose one or the other, whether by active choice, or by just letting what will happen, happen. Your “default reality” is life without God, living in the world’s system governed by the devil and his crew, with no hope of salvation, healing, or peace or deliverance. OR, you can actively seek God, and CHOOSE the salvation and blessing offered you by Christ Jesus.

What you decide today will determine ‘YOUR REALITY”. You don’t have to live a life of depression and defeat and lack. Actually, if you’re living like that, YOU have CHOSEN to. That may sound cold and harsh, but it’s the truth, because there IS a way out of that life, and that is by making Christ Jesus your LORD and Savior.

Christ Jesus said in Luke 4:18-19, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Are you poor, brokenhearted, captive, spiritually or physically blind, or bruised, then LISTEN UP!! STOP feeling sorry for yourself and COME TO JESUS! Take hold of the life that He suffered and died, and rose again to give you! If you already belong to Him, but have let the life of victory slip away, then grab hold again and HANG ON! Jesus has a better life for you than you could ever imagine. And THAT’S the truth!!