The Formula For Victorious Living

 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.  What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

— Phil. 4:4-9

People tend to overcomplicate the Word of God. If you simply believe It as truth and (with understanding) APPLY these principles to your life, you will have a victorious life! Phil. 4:4-9 is your formula for a fear free, overcomer’s life!

Step 1. Rejoice. 

You can’t receive anything from the Lord unless you have a joyful heart. Isaiah 12:3 says, “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.”  Be in constant joy!

Step 2. Let Your Light Shine! 

The Amplified Bible says of this verse in Phil. 4:5, “Let all men know and perceive and recognize your unselfishness (your considerateness, your forbearing spirit). The Lord is near [He is [coming soon].” You shouldn’t just be saying you’re a Christian, it should be evident to all! What you do in secret good or bad will reflect on who you are in public! 

Step 3. Don’t Be Anxious

Don’t be concerned about the future! Don’t allow yourself to respect the future of a potential failure. When you allow yourself to be anxious you open the door to fear. Shut that door! Say out of your mouth “I refuse to be anxious!” I don’t care if it’s a trip you have planned or a business meeting, refuse to fret! Instead, speak to God! Cast your cares on Him because He cares for you! (1 Peter 5:7) In EVERYTHING be in prayer and supplication with thanksgiving. Approach God the way He should be approached—your victorious King!  Thank Him in advance for giving you the answer and DON’T STOP until you receive His PEACE. That peace is guaranteed to everyone who applies this formula. 

Step 4. Think Good Things

For some people this may seem impossible. But nothing is impossible with God! (Luke 1:37) You must train your mind to stop thinking potential failure. You must convince yourself that God’s Word is the highest form of reality in your life. Divert your attention from feeling and seeing and think about what’s good, honorable, true, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent and worthy of praise. Your mind has the ability to take to you down roads that will lead you to death. Shut it down! Meditate on the goodness of God. Think the Word. Hold onto His promises. Don’t allow your meditation to be interrupted by doubt or lies.

Step 5. Practice It 

When you believe something hard enough, you become it. That’s why we must embody peace, joy and love. We must practice what we believe! We must walk in what we say! When you give God a good name, He’ll keep your reputation impeccable! Make up your mind today that you will be a divine representation of God. You can live like Jesus here in this world! (1 John 4:17) You aren’t weak, you’re Jesus! You aren’t defeated, you’re Jesus! You can’t have sickness, you’re Jesus! You don’t have fear, you’re JESUS! Remember that when the devil tries to convince you of your nature. You have divine assistance because you’re of a new, DIVINE, nature—you’re born again!