The Ultimate Advantage
One of my good friends is the world-renowned,
retired tennis player, and pastor, Margaret Court of Australia. Margaret won sixty-six
Grand Slam events during her career ― more than any other player in history.
She told me that she won most of her matches
before she ever walked onto the court because her opponents knew who they were
facing and how good she was. She said, “You can call it psychological warfare
if you wish, but they realized who they were coming up against, and they knew
that I was going to beat them.” Then she said, “But I also knew that I was
going to beat them.”
It’s a powerful advantage when you walk into
a situation to know that you’re going to win. First John 5:4-5 CEV
explains the advantage over the world you can claim as a believer. Every child of God can defeat the world, and
our faith is what gives us this victory. No one can defeat the world without
having faith in Jesus as the Son of God.
You may not think you’re a winner, but this
is what the psalmist says: What is man
that You are mindful of him, and the son of [earthborn] man that You care for
him? Yet You have made him but a little lower than God [or heavenly beings],
and You have crowned him with glory and honor (Psalm 8:4-5 AMP). God
created you just a little lower than the angels! He cares about you. You are
somebody to Him, and with Him, you have the ultimate advantage over any trouble
or trial that comes your way!