St. John 20:12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
If you continually see defeat in a particular area of your life, it could be because you have held onto beliefs and practices that are contrary to the truth, which is the word of God. Relook at your habits relative to the word of God.
Your initial assessment of any matter may result in you believing something that is not true. That happened to Mary Magdalene when she came to the tomb of Jesus on the third day. When she did not see His body in the tomb, instantly she believed falsely that someone had come and taken the body. The false belief was perpetuated as her response was to run and tell Peter and James what she believed happened. The scripture said that Peter and James ran to the tomb to see for themselves and when James did not see the body in the sepulcher he too believed the error that was stated by Mary Magdalene according to John 20:8. The reason the false belief perpetuated was because they did not yet know the truth.
Believing anything that is not aligned with the word of God is believing a lie; His word is truth. The problem with believing a lie is that what you believe determines how you live your life. Therefore, if you hold on to a lie, you could live the rest of your life making bad decisions, evident in mistakes after mistakes. The tragedy of that is a life filled with disappointments, dead circumstances and defeat.
The way to override a false belief is to take another look. That is what Mary Magdalene did in order to know the truth. While Peter and James went back to their homes, Mary Magdalene stayed back at the tomb weeping, then she looked into the sepulchre another time and saw two angels and thereafter Jesus revealed himself to her. Take note that when she took another look she first saw something that she did not see before and flowing from that she got a revelation of Jesus, who is the truth.
Make sure that what you believe is the truth; the only way to do that is to compare what you now believe or your habits to what the word of God says. Very often our beliefs are driven by tradition, man’s opinion, cultural practices or misperceptions about circumstances that we face. Success comes with you knowing and believing the truth.
Life Application: Take another look at your habits relative to what the scripture says and make sure they are aligned.
Pray: Dear Lord, help me to see my life and what is happening around me from your perspective. I pray that I will walk in faith and not by sight. In Jesus name, amen