March has been our month of Victory this year in church, and like every other Christian in church, I prayed for victory on every side at the early morning service on the 1st of March!
What I didn’t understand was that by merely praying for Victory, I was “putting myself in trouble” 😂😂
Read below to find out how…

This month is barely half way through and it’s like everywhere I turn, all the things I’d prayed about are just “one kyn”… Receiving blows on every side!!!
Yesterday, God taught me that the mere term “Victorious” means someone who overcame a great trial (Freda’s definition)… we pray for victories and to win our battles but forget that we must actually go through the battle to win! If we’re praying for victory, that means we’re praying for a war 😂😂 … does that now mean that we sit in a shell and not pray for or accept our victory?
No! We gear up, prepare for our battles and overcome them as they come! Because, (and this is something most people don’t know), battles will come whether or not you’re ready or plan for them!
When people share their testimonies, we marvel at how strong they were and how God took them through… my daddy says “the greatest success stories are of those who started from lower down and who overcame more!”…
Till today, pastors, christians and even unbelievers alike talk about Job in the Bible. But we can only imagine how tough the trials he went through were… We can only create pictures in our heads and feel proud and sorry for him…
We talk of David and how God saw him through numerous BATTLES, but we don’t know how traumatizing all the blood and death around him was… living through each battle having maybe one or two ‘friends’ that didn’t make it through…
We’d celebrate Joseph for his victory in becoming Prime Minister of a foreign land but can’t even begin to comprehend his time in the prison or the test of potiphar’s wife!

I, like every other person in church said “Amen” to the proclamation of Victory this month and so far, I do not regret it. If the entire Bible has taught me anything, it’s that Girl + God = certain victory! I’m excited to face more trials because the end is certain… Victory because I’ve got God!

Have a blessed week!
Freda Fred-Addo
Twitter + IG: @El_freedah


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