Title: GET A CONVICTION AND DON’T LOSE IT
That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us). That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.1John 1:1-4
Consider today’s devotional a letter to you from me. I won’t be sharing if it won’t benefit you. Let me start by saying this: “If you must lose anything in life, don’t lose your conviction“
Dear friend, your conviction is everything. It is what you stand on no matter what’s up. I live the kind of life I do today not because it’s convenient but because I am convinced that it’s where I should be no matter what I face. When you lose your conviction, you lose your identity and you lose your confidence.
You’ll never go far without conviction of anything. It’s conviction that helps you persevereJames George
There have been times when I left all my set of beliefs and strayed even without knowing (I have done things I ain’t proud of even as a minister… I don’t deny my errors but I don’t stay in them either)… The only thing which has enabled me to be back and typing this today is because of the convictions I just couldn’t lose.
“For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”2Tim. 1:12
Your conviction is that thing which you have seen, known, felt and understood about God’s reality. Like children, they are convinced their parents can protect them no matter what, whether proven or not. It is this thing that satan fights, your conviction.
No matter what happens after today or now which will make you begin to ask whether those visions, prophesies or calling or direction were authentic or not, dear friend, don’t let the conviction go. Don’t forget what you heard. Go back to it if your faith or head is shaking and reestablish yourself therein. It’s that treasure you must keep and which in turn will keep you.
If you are standing, hold that conviction of God tight, it’s true, you’ll reap the dividends. If you’re falling or experiencing a crisis at the moment, hold on to what you’re convinced of in Christ, it will bring you back to life! Yes, an undying conviction will make an undying man. Think about this.