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By God's grace you can overcome

'The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.' 1 John 4:4 NIV

World-famous author Rudyard Kipling received a rejection letter after applying for a job with a newspaper, it said, 'Sorry Mr. Kipling, but you just don't know how to use the English language.' After a lifetime of defeats, at 62 Winston Churchill became one of Britain's greatest Prime Ministers. Einstein's schoolteachers described him as, 'mentally slow, unsociable and adrift in his foolish dreams.' By age 46, Beethoven was completely deaf, yet wrote some of his greatest symphonies without hearing a note.

Life is about overcoming! You conquer one mountain, then you're faced with another, possibly bigger, one. Peter denied Jesus in a moment of weakness, and Jonah ran from God out of fear. At some stage, we all mess up or want to give up. In every story of victory there are chapters of defeat. But by God's grace you can overcome! That's why the Bible says: 'The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world' (1 John 4:4 NIV).

Hudson Taylor, an amazing missionary said, 'Many Christians estimate difficulty in the light of their own resources, thus they attempt very little and they always fail. The real giants have all been weak people who did great things for God because they reckoned on his power and his presence to be with them.'

So what now? Don't worry about failing; worry about how you'll feel if you don't try! God has your back and is full of grace to help you overcome any situation.

Soulfood: Lev 26-27 Mt 7:15-29 Ps 74:12-23 Pro 2:7-8,

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