How Christians Win2 min read

I watched a church’s anniversary celebration. At a point they had members share testimonies.

Interestingly, almost all the testimonies sounded like testimonials for speakers like Tony Robbins or Les Brown.

They were running big businesses, at the top of their professional game or just living the better life.

Nothing wrong. But if we define how Christians win the same way everybody else wins, you might wonder what makes Christians different from everyone else.

Christians win with their faith not by what their faith gets them but by what their faith gives them the power to let go of.

“And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. And they did not love their lives so much that they were afraid to die.” – ‭‭Revelation‬ ‭12:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Our testimony is that our faith gives us the courage to chose for God even at the expense of personal comforts.

It’s that husband who chooses to “cover” his wife when her series of bad decisions put the family in debt. His testimony is that he is choosing to love her as Christ wants, no matter the outcome.

It’s that worker who chooses to stay in the same company even after he is passed over for promotion because he embraced the truth that “promotion does not come from the east or west but from God.” And he knows that this is where God wants him to be.

Joseph’s testimony was not when he became prime minister. It is when he chose his faith in God over the seductive bosom of Potiphar’s wife. It is when he continued to serve with a faithful disposition even in prison. Becoming prime minister had more to do with the prophecy of God to Abraham in Genesis 15 than anything he did. He got the gig to preserve his family.

I like happy endings too.

But they are side dishes. And we may not all eat them every time.

We can all share in the main event.

Letting our faith make us courageous enough to let go of anything that creates a perception that diminishes God’s ability to make us into who He wants us to be.

This is it.

The Real Testimony.

Our Testimony

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Tola Akinsulire

A married guy with a precocious son who works his (I mean me, not my son - I bet you know, right?) day job as a financial guy trying to make real estate projects have some sense to the investor. I like to talk about what I learn along the way as I live my faith in life (family, work, friendships, fellowship, community and anything else you can put here).