5 WAYS TO LEAD A VICTORIOUS LIFE.

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I will not forget to welcome you to the month of September. In this month you will be highly favoured in Jesus name. Amen.

The limitation of a man is not based on the attack launched by the devil, it is his mindset to life. This is why the bible says we must bring all thought to the obedience of Christ. The mind is the greatest limitation to the greatness of a man. If your mind is not renewed your life will never be renewed, you will live a life below God's expectation. God never uses a man without changing his mindset and making him see things positively.
This made the mediocre Gideon to be a man of Mighty Valour before God began using him(Judges 6), He gave  Saul a new attitude (1 Sam 10:9) before using him, because your attitude determines your attitude in life. 
Our mindset does the following:
1. It determines how we relate to God and fulfill His purpose for our lives: This is why the 10 spices that had a wrong mindset and doubted the power and ability of God to deliver them. God was angry with them and destroyed that unbelieving generation, they never entered the promise land (Numbers 14).
2. Your mindset give you a picture of who you are: Your negative mindset gives you a false picture of who you are. It tells you that you are not loved because you are not beautiful and suggests that you need a man in your life... hmmm see Jeremiah 29:11.  It makes you believe that the easiest route to prosperity is duping others...

3. Our mindset determines how we relate with challenges:  Do we see challenges as a giant greater than us or we see them as a stepping stone to greater heights. If David had not killed Goliath, he would not have gained access to the throne. Stop seeing the challenges as high mountains, no see that there is a solution, this is it- It is not  by power nor by might but by my Spirit says the lord (Zech 4:6), you need the power of the Spirit to make every mountain in your life a molehill.
4. It affects the way we think: Do we think possibilities or impossibilities?  A man is a slave or a king based on his attitude to life. Your thought pattern determines the way your life is built, as a man thinks in His heart so his is -Prov 23:7. You can be defeated before the battle begins and you can win before the battle begins ; it is all in your mind (Mark 9:23).
This is what happens when we think the wrong thoughts; we shut the door of possibilities, we become limited that we can't seek the key of opportunities to deal with the challenges of our lives.
5. It affects the way we see people: Our  mindset determines if we make or mar people, use or abuse them, bless or curse them... Don't see people as a tool to get to where you want to and when you get there, you dump them and move forward. People matter in your life and destiny, they deserve your love, honour and respect.

Now let's look at how Joshua became victorious in life because some of God’s people have wishes. Others, like Joshua, have purposes. Hmmm... So which do you have?
See a whole generation of Israel wished and they died wishing. For them, 40 years of wandering turned the Promised Land into Fantasy Land. For those same 40 years, Joshua nurtured a victory just waiting to happen. When God commissioned him, Joshua responded and turned others’ wishes into land, cities, homes and possessions which is the inheritance God promised them.
Why did Joshua succeed where others did not? It’s vitally important to first say that the reasons all lay in Joshua’s own heart, not in his circumstances. That’s the difference between what happens for some people and what doesn’t happen for others. Success is in ourselves and God’s Word, not in our circumstances.
Now, Let’s look at the five victory factors behind Joshua’s success, all set out in Joshua 1.
1. Realize your greatness is in God. Twice the Bible makes this wonderful, all inclusive statement: “With God all things are possible” (see Matt. 19:26, Mark 10:27). Note the preposition with. To you all things are possible, with God. Joshua did not ride into Canaan on the back of an Arabian stallion but marched in upon the basis of the promises of God. God told him: “Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you” (Josh. 1:3).
2. All of God’s promises to others are ours by faith. God’s Word is for you as much as if He personally appeared and spoke it to you. Your only requirement is to “put on” His promises by faith. What had God promised to Joshua? “From the wilderness ... to the going down of the sun, shall be your territory” (Josh. 1:4). For Joshua and Israel, the only land remaining to be possessed was what Joshua had made up his mind to have. It was theirs by faith. And it happened when he decided . The door of history swung open at his touch.
3. Get a vision of what you should do for God, then work to bring it about:
One of the most deeply rooted beliefs (actually, unbeliefs) some have is that God’s presence is greater with some people than with others. But from the beginning God said, “I will not leave you nor forsake you” (Josh. 1:5). He promised this to Joshua and repeated the same statement 1,300 years later by the writer of Hebrews (see Heb. 13:5). God is with us not because we are good or because we have great faith; He is with us because He has committed Himself irrevocably to us. If God was with us only when we had success, success would never come.
4. Know that God is with you as much as He was with anybody: Don’t hang around waiting for the right circumstances. God is your circumstance. He is with you. Others before you simply took advantage of this great circumstance, believed it and acted on it. You can go forth in the name of the Lord with the same courage that God drummed into Joshua: “Be strong and of good courage” (1:6); “Only be strong and very courageous” (v. 7); “Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid nor be dismayed” (v. 9).
5. Believe God’s Word and act on it:
God didn’t give Joshua much forewarning when He said within three days Joshua would cross the Jordan River to possess the land (see Josh. 1:11). Israel had been on the east side of the Jordan for an entire generation. They were used to thinking of the other side of the Jordan as Fantasy Land. They had become “grasshoppers” in their own sight (see Num. 13:33). If you think you are a grasshopper, you are; because as a person “thinks in his heart, so is he” (Prov. 23:7). But in God you are not a grasshopper.
Realize what was happening when God called Joshua. “The Lord [said] to Joshua: ‘Moses ... is dead. Now therefore, arise, go’” (Josh. 1:1-2). What a moment for purpose to unfold! It began with a funeral. It was a disastrous hour. However, God revels in bringing life out of death.
Cast off feelings of inferiority. Remember: A person’s greatness lies only in God. That’s why Joshua succeeded—because the same God who was with Moses was with him. He’s the same God who is with you.

In conclusion:
You must possess the mind of Christ; the mind of Christ is a victorious, creative and winning mind, it is being conscious of the winning mindset, possessing the "I Can Do Spirit". This is done through consistent study and meditating on the word of God (Joshua 1:8). Hold on to what God is saying not what society,family and challenges is saying.
Bishop David Oyedepo said
" Focus on what is written not what is happening". We must also pray and guard our heart diligently(Prov 4:23). God wants us to walk in a victorious mindset to reign in life. Don't be defeated by the wrong mindset, think possibilities. Learn to separate an event from who you are; you should be a able to separate the event of failure from you as a person.
WORD FOR THE DAY
"For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ." 1 Corinthians 2:16.
Surrender to Jesus Christ today He is the only one that can give you a victorious life.
If you want to surrender to Jesus Christ, why not say this prayer:
Lord Jesus Christ  I acknowledge that I am a sinner,  I believe in your death and resurrection.  I ask you forgive me of my sins,  I reject the devil and all his works and l welcome the Holy Spirit into my life.  I declare today I am born again and I am a child of God in Jesus name .Amen .
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