To overcome means to get the better of, to surmount, to conquer.
In life what does it mean to overcome? To overcome we usually have to put in some effort and work to conquer what ever is dragging us down. Many people seek to overcome fears, they do this by confronting their fear and facing it, as if facing a giant that needs to be defeated. Most would say it was a giant, because it blocked them and stopped them from some wonderful experience that was waiting to be had.
To overcome obstacles in our lives that are bigger than us takes a power that is more than what we have. Goliath was an obstacle to peace, victory and rest for Israel. David was a young man who knew his God, he spent hours alone worshiping in song, focusing on the one who could protect him from the wild animals but also against the invisible enemy that seeks to defeat all of us from within.
So what weapons can we use against this invisible enemy that attacks from within. The enemy of despair and depression, the enemy that shouts we are not good enough, that we don’t belong, are unwanted. How do we overcome this enemy?
Praise, Worship, Prayer and Truth telling. These are the only weapons that will defeat this invisible enemy. Who is the one then that overcomes these enemies of our heart? Only one and His name is Jesus. He overcame all of our enemies on the cross, whether outer, inner, visible or invisible. He overcame it all, our sins and the accuser who continues to trip us up and defeat us at times; but he will never have the final victory because, Jesus has the final victory for all who are gathered in under His wings, who believe in Him as Savior and Lord.
John 16:33 Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows ,Obstacles, but take heart, because I have overcome the world.