Terror-Proofing Your Life (pt 3): Overcomer Not Victim

Written by John Renken on May 17, 2013

David, on the other hand wasn’t a victim. He was a young man untested in the eyes of Saul, but he had faced insurmountable odds before and not only survived but thrived, eventually becoming the King of Israel. He tells Saul exactly what he is going to do to that uncircumcised pagan. In his mind instead of thinking about the possibility of defeat, he only thinks about overcoming adversity.

This idea of being an overcomer or a survivor, not a victim, is an important factor in terror proofing our lives; especially when we are confronted with difficulties, struggles, calamity, and even death, we have a few choices. We can choose to become victims of our circumstances like Saul or we can choose to defy our circumstances and believe that we will survive and come out on top like David.

I want to challenge you to begin thinking like an overcomer, not a victim. Regardless of the situation don’t lay down and die, but stand up and fight. Any action or aggression is better than no action.

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A self proclaimed “scrapper” since childhood, John Renken grew up with a burning interest in physical challenges and a strong competitive spirit which has led him to develop quite an impressive reputation in the professional fighting community. Reaching the pinnacle of his career, Renken now has over 68 professional mixed martial arts and boxing matches under his belt and many first place titles spanning three different continents. A former Satanist, Renken’s life has taken many interesting twists and turns along the way to redemption. He now pastors a church called Freedom Church and writes about topics of interest in our country.