OVERCOMER in Christ Jesus
An overcomer is someone who knows how to reign in life.
To reign in life, we have to learn to overcome life itself. And to overcome life itself we have to overcome adversities, condemnation, fear and anxieties.
Adversities don’t define us, but the way we handle them does because adversities are opportunities in disguise. By them, we can grow or learn to reign in life. And we also can use them as stepping stones to testify for Jesus when we are reigning in life.
Adversities come in many different forms.
2: Mental and Emotional (adversities of the soul)
Some say that you need to have a high AQ instead of a high IQ to be prosperous and successful in life. AQ stands for adversity quotient and it is a score that measures the ability of a person to deal with adversities in life.
But I believe that you have to believe that you have the mind of Christ in you and that you also have to know how to tune your mind on the mind of Christ. For instance in 1Peter 4:1-2 we can read: Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.
In James 1:2-4 and Hebrews 2:10 and Romans 8:28-29 we can see that God uses adversities to let people grow or to let them bear fruits for Him.
1 James 1:2-4
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
For it was fitting for Him, and for Him are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
So through adversities, God can let us grow or He can let us bear fruits for Him.