New Glory Devotional: CONQUER YOURSELF – Thursday, September 27, 2012

By Pastor Ayo Agbelusi

Memorise: “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:” (Colossians 3:5).

Read: Judges 16:1-31

Your success and victory in battles life is not just about effort alone, it is about understanding and having the correct mindset. Sometimes in life attitude is more important than aptitude. The school of success actually shows attitude carries more marks than aptitude. Aptitude is ability while attitude has to do with confidence. As you go through life God wants you to develop a lot of confidence. I don’t believe in confidence without competence, but I believe that competent people must become confident and confident people must become competent. I have seen people that know next to nothing who are confident; they can get a lot of things done. Similarly, I have seen people with a lot of competence but lack confidence in the critical moments of life.

“I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.” (Ecclesiastes 9:11).

God will allow you to meet the negative things that the devil has done for you it again from other people so as to master it. If you never master it, that thing will master you and keep you from where you are going. It was the anger that Moses did not conquer that moved him away from where he was supposed to stay. It was the lust for women that Samson did not conquer that dethroned him, as you know Samson always had problem with women. God allowed Samson to have encounter with women to master the weakness in his life.

There is a difference between your problem and your weakness. Your problem is something in your surroundings, while your weakness is something inside you. You can ignore your problem but you can’t ignore your weakness and win in life. God will allow situations to face you so that the problems in your life, the weakness in you, you can conquer it. In life you are not promoted because of the presence of strength but because of the absence of weakness. A man that masters his weakness can overcome his problem and overcome in life but a man that thinks it is his problem alone that he’s going to face is doomed to lose somewhere in life, rather it is the weakness inside you that you have to conquer. Actually, the greatest victory is not going to be over the devil, it is going to be over yourself. Have you conquered yourself? Have you conquered those weaknesses inside you? Your success story will never emerge until your thorough subdue the day to day manifestations of your weaknesses

PRAYER:

Lord, I acknowledge every internal tendencies of weakness in my life and I receive the grace to conquer them in order to be successful in all areas of my life.

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