We all want to win, to triumph and reach success. But if you fail in these three areas, winning might not come your way.
The lady in this picture with me is sweet as can be. But inside, there’s
a tenacious, driven woman. Not only is she a mechanical engineer with a
successful career, but she happens to be a NASCAR driver.
"Tell me,” I said, "what did you have to worry about the most while on
that racetrack being the only woman driver?”
"Other drivers,” she said. "I had to guard myself against drivers who
were aggressive; against those who were vicious and against those who
sometimes were spiteful.”
Not only that, but under those freckles and red hair, is a wise woman
who knew the three secrets of a winner:
Know your enemy.
Be aware at all times.
With this simple strategy, she took home many trophies.
And so can we. During our own race of life, the Bible says, "Take your
stand against the devil’s schemes.”
Devil’s schemes? Goodness gracious the battle isn’t against that
relationship that ended in heartache? It’s not against the husband who
walked away? It’s not against the conflict that divides the family? It’s
not in the stress that drains us each day? Or the illness that brings on
Not at all! "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but
against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this
dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly
realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)
Although this sounds intimidating, there’s no need to fear. With a dance
of reassurance in our step, we move forward as we know the enemy and his
schemes, we’re prepared, and we are aware. Thus, we go ahead and pick up
Driving the vehicle of confidence when fighting against those forces of
the dark world, God almighty and powerful, brings on the victory. As we
battle against all the unseen evil forces, His power shields, protects
and guards against the influences of fear, loneliness, worry and sorrow.
We then head to the finish line, winners, triumphant and victorious.
No matter what you’re facing, are you boldly declaring your victory?
Janet P. Eckles