Prepare Your Mind For Victory - The Key To Overcoming Defeat And Springing Back Into Victory

Sometimes we face challenges in life that try to bring us down. But knowing how to get out of those difficulties can help us to spring back into happiness and success. I'd like to share with you a procedure that I have used countless times to get out of difficulties quickly and to lessen the hurting effects of hard times. That procedure is to prepare your mind for victory.

This Too Shall Pass

The first step in preparing your mind for victory is to realize that whatever you're going through will eventually pass and will be only a memory. Tell yourself about your difficulty, "This too shall pass," because it really will.

Right now, you might be depressed, or lacking the funds you need to accomplish your goals, or struggling in a relationship, and so on. But it doesn't have to stay that way. Joy can be yours instead of depression, wealth can be yours instead of poverty, and friendship can be yours instead of stressful relationships.

Simply knowing that you won't be in this difficult situation forever can give you the hope you need to keep moving forward, despite what you're experiencing right now. Let this truth sink deep into your mind until you fully grasp it: this too shall pass.

Know Your Desired Result

Getting out of a rough spot in your life is excellent. But it's just as important to get into a season of success and victory. Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? How do you want your life to look when you've achieved victory?

Your goal should not be to "get out of depression," but rather to be a happier person. Neither should your goal be to "get out of debt," but rather to be wealthy. You already know what you don't want to experience. Now it's time to figure out what you do want to experience.

Think about this: if you don't know where you want to go, how will you know when you get there? Make sure you know for certain what your ultimate goal is. This will keep you moving forward and will get you to your desired outcome quickly.

Get Ready For Victory

Once you realize that your difficulties will eventually pass, and you know what your desired goal is, your next step is to mentally prepare for victory. Taking these steps of preparation will help you to achieve victory sooner than if you would simply wish for a better tomorrow.

One of the many ways to prepare your mind for victory is to convince yourself that it is possible to get out of the bad situation you're in, and that it is possible to be a victor and not a victim. You don't have to know how the victory will be achieved yet, because when you are convinced that it's possible, a solution will find its way into your life.

Another effective action you can take to prepare your mind for victory is to learn from people who have experienced victory in the area you are struggling in. But as you learn from them, remember that your solution might present itself to you in a different way than it did for someone else, so keep your mind alert and open to all possibilities.

For example, one person may have broken free from a stressful lifestyle by changing jobs and moving to another place. But for you, that might not necessarily be your best solution. Maybe all you need to do is change your attitude about your work. Or maybe you simply need to spend less time working and more time enjoying life. My point is that even though it's good to learn from other people's victories, keep an open mind and realize that your victory might be achieved in a slightly different way.


Hopefully by now you have a greater resolve to break free from whatever struggle or difficulty you are facing right now. You might not experience your victory right now or tomorrow, or maybe not even next week or next month. But no matter how long it takes, stay strong and remember that the difficulty you are currently facing will eventually pass away and you will one day achieve your desired victory, as long as your desires are in line with God's plan for your life. So prepare your mind for victory. Your breakthrough may be closer than you think!
About The AuthorJonathan Hostetler lives in southern Pennsylvania. He grew up in a strong Christian family, dedicated his life completely to Jesus at the age of 9, experienced a spiritual breakthrough at the age of 15, and is now in his mid twenties, joyfully serving Yahweh and sharing Yahweh's message of salvation and hope both on the internet and in person.
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