Living a Triumphant Life
A triumphant life is one full of victory and success that is exhilarating and breathes life into others. It is one where we have overcome life’s challenges and found purpose in our pain. Triumphant living is swaggering in such a way that what the enemy meant for evil, one can say, “God turned it around for good.” Our triumphant life influences others’ lives, and our defeats are victories and stepping-stones to a greater purpose. A few years ago, a popular Christian song spoke of a triumphant life where the battle is already won and emphasized that greater power lives in us.
Ironically, a triumphant life is what some display on Instagram and Facebook. Filtered pictures of ravishing outfits, flawless faces, and tapered bodies are posted on the regular. Relationships sparkle and husbands and wives seem so happy and in love. We smile for the camera and show most of life’s positive highlights and encourage people to believe that our life is superb. However, reality reminds us that some marriages are hanging on by a thread; some dislike their job, kids can cause unrest and some live paycheck to paycheck.
Despite life’s realities, a triumphant life is attainable, and we can have a victorious life. Our lives can be triumphant when we surrender to God’s beautiful plan. Though the world persuades us to use our brute strength and intelligence to prosper, God espouses another way. Our degrees, pedigree, intelligence, aesthetics, or athletic ability are not the keys to earn godly success.
Matthew says, “Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.” (NIV, Matthew 10:39) To discard our plans may seem challenging, but the rewards outweigh the challenges. God gives us the blueprint to living a triumphant life. When we follow His path, we become better people, and better people live better lives. Not only better lives but triumphant lives.
Whose life are you living? Is it the life God planned for you? Are you willing to lay down your life to find His plan? These are questions to consider when seeking His plan for your life and making the necessary adjustments. Let His dreams become your dreams and endeavor to hear His plan by listening and getting His impressions. Jeremiah says, “For I know the plans I have for you, says the LORD. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (NIV, Jeremiah 29:11) His triumphant plans have much promise, if we are willing to trust Him and follow His leading. Though it will not always be perfect, triumphant living is promised. Your life will have value, and most importantly, it will be an example for others to live a victorious and triumphant life too.