I’ve been thinking really deeply about this lately – anytime I hear someone say, “I survived this or that”, I’m reminded that the person is still living in spite of whatever danger or hardship they faced. It also means that the situation is still there – it hasn’t been completely eradicated. The person has just managed to find a way to live around the situation or manage it somehow. Then I am reminded of what Jesus said in John 16:33 ESV;

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have OVERCOME the world.”

The promise was that we are OVERCOMERS not survivors. When you overcome anything, it means you have defeated the situation or problem completely. You’re an overcomer because Jesus has already overcome the world. Let this sink in especially as you navigate through 2024. Whatever may come your way, remind yourself that you’re not going to just survive it but you will overcome it, defeat it and completely wipe it out because “Affliction of God’s people will not occur twice.” (Nahum 1:9b AMP).

May you live a life of an overcomer in 2024. I decree it is so and so it is in Jesus’ name. AMEN!


Lady Abena.