LACE UP YOUR NIKES!
What is an overcomer? The Greek word “nikao” gives some insight. It means “one who prevails, conquers and wins victory over one’s opponents.” Nikao also means “to surmount difficulties.”
Shoe giant Nike understood this when they named their company after the word nikao.
So when you and I say we’re overcomers, we are saying we strive to prevail and stomp on the difficulties that come our way. We strive to uproot, unhinge and displace the enemy wherever we encounter it.
As an overcomer, you should have a huge value for this: you should love it when God – not you – wins the victory and gets the credit. When you do this, you live dedicated to seeing heaven invade earth.
“Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world.” – 1 John 5:4
If you are born of God, overcoming is your only option! In 2 Samuel 23:20, Benaiah, son of Jehoiada, jumped down into a pit and took on a lion on a snowy day because he had no option to walk past it! He overcame that challenge and we are still talking about it 3,000 years later.
“Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” – Romans 12:21
So God is inviting you, heck, He expects you to lace up your Nikes and get to work displacing evil with good, darkness with light. It’s your legacy to be an overcomer!
From my book: Living Life /Forward