Being an Overcomer
help. Never give up on Him, and you will have Him continually with you. You are able to let go of His hand; but, if you cling to it, He will hold it tightly. It is your decision that counts!
God’s children have the highest freedom in His will. But they are also free to leave Him. In marked contrast, Satan’s captives are slaves, held in captiv- ity by delusions, lusts, and passions. But when they cry to God for help, He will snap off their chains and take them for His own.
Making a daily, hourly habit of talking to God— makes it easier to do it when one of life’s trials or crises come upon you. But beware of pride, pas- sion, or discouragement slipping in. When a prob- lem arises, when you start to slip, when you do slip,—immediately run back to Jesus.
There is great power in simple trust and obedi- ence. Keep reading the Bible and do what you learn from it to be right.
There is immense power in praise. As soon as a cloud of discouragement or doubt comes, begin praising God and it will disappear. Thank Him for your eyes, your ears, every working function of your body. Accept your handicaps (we all have them), knowing that you will trade them in on a glorious new body when Christ returns at His Second Com- ing.
Avoid bad associates. Choose good friends. Do not go to questionable places. Be careful what you look at or think about. Never doubt God! Never!
Strengthen your will by studying God’s Word regularly and obeying it. Deciding never again to return to a formerly cherished sin is a great solver of