Sharing our victories!

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Yesterday I shared that I have been meditating on Hebrews 10:39 (NIV):

But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.

And I love, love, LOVE that those wonderful words of encouragement are followed by Hebrews 11 – often referred to as the Hall of Faith!  When you look at the list of names in the Hall of Faith, it doesn’t take long to remember that these men weren’t perfect.  Many of them had major fumbles in their lives; but they were all still living by faith when they died.  So often we focus on our fumbles and forget to truly celebrate our victories.  By God’s grace we have not shrunk back and been destroyed.  We are walking by faith and we are victorious.

My victories might seem laughable to some.  I considered it a victory when I set up my online banking; I hadn’t paid the bills in almost 20 years.  And some of my victories have been beyond anything I would have imagined, like going back to the Philippines on a mission trip, just five months after my husband’s death.  But each and every victory deserves to be celebrated, because it is an act of faith.  Earlier today someone sent me a text and mentioned that I had come up in conversation and she wrote “you have no idea how much you touch people’s lives”.  What a great reminder to all of us!  We touch more lives than we can possibly imagine – just by walking through this journey in faith!

Let’s celebrate!  Please share your victories, big and small, with us so we can give thanks, praise God, and touch more lives!

 

4 replies
  1. Sherry Rickard
    Sherry Rickard says:

    I negotiated and purchased windows for my home. A big purchase that my husband would have navigated, but I did it all by myself. I was scared but I pushed through the fear and feel victorious. 🙂

    • Sheryl Pepple
      Sheryl Pepple says:

      What an accomplishment! Big purchases make me nervous also! Thank you so much for encouraging us with your victory!

  2. Candy
    Candy says:

    I balanced my checkbook for the first time last month! I was just so excited! Major victory for me because math has never been my strong point.

    • Sheryl Pepple
      Sheryl Pepple says:

      Thanks for sharing Candy! It feels so good when we overcome in an area that we feel we are weak in! Thank you for encouraging others by sharing!

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