It’s common knowledge that every Superhero has a superpower.
My husband and oldest daughter love superheros. So we have a lot of stuff that deals with superheros at our house.
Superheros are everywhere in our society right now because of all the movies they keep making and remaking. With all the hoop-la about superheros and their superpowers, it makes me wonder what it would be like to have a superpower.
Which superpower would you choose?
Would you even want a superpower?
In this week’s “Bible Verse of the Week”, it talks about those who are victorious. Superheros are obviously victorious, at least in our worlds standard of victorious.
We aren’t talking about the world’s standards though. We are talking about God’s standards.
God’s standards are much different from the world’s.
The world sees a person as being rich when they own a lot of expensive things. God sees a person as being rich when they have a deep intimate relationship with Him. (Luke 12:21)
Another way the standards differ is how we attend church. Many believe in our society that you have to go to church wearing your best outfit, your hair done perfectly, and being clean from head to toe. God wants us to go to church clothed in His presence through prayer, with our hearts and our attitudes cleaned. Not many in our society even think about going to church that way.
Back to God’s standards of being victorious. When I looked up the definition of victorious it said this, “having won a victory; triumphant”. Obviously in order to win a victory, you have to be in a battle and in order to be triumphant, something has to be defeated.
Our society claims victory over every little thing in their life…victory of buying a house, victory over an illness, and of course victories over other countries in actual wars. I’m not saying you can’t be victorious in any of those areas. You can be victorious in ALL of those areas.
My focus, though, is being victorious the way God wants us to be victorious.
1 John 5:4-5 in the NLT explains everything I’m talking about perfectly.
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
You are victorious because of your faith.
YOUR FAITH IS YOUR SUPERPOWER.
It can move mountains (Matthew 17:20), heal you (Mark 5:34), provide you eternal life (John 3:36) and even give you a spot with Jesus on His throne to rule all creation (Revelation 3:21). These are just a few things that your faith can do. Doesn’t faith sound like a superpower? I think it does!
When you’re going about your day and you think you are failing at life, remember you have a superpower. It may not be the same as Superman or The Hulk because you can’t see it like you see theirs, but your superpower is much greater. Your superpower overpowers every other superpower combined because yours lasts for eternity.
Keep your SUPERPOWER.
Grow your SUPERPOWER.
Remember, we win because He already won, so go and live as winners do, VICTORIOUSLY!