I've been watching a lot of sports lately. For those of you who know me best, that will come as a big surprise. While I know that a homerun is in baseball and a touchdown is in football, I do often get the sports teams all mixed up. It's just not my thing. My husband and son are big sports fans, however, and they find the games exciting. Frankly, I just enjoy watching them watch the game together.
As I spent time reading the Bible this morning I was drawn to Romans 8:37. "No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." (ESV) I tried to continue reading but my heart was drawn back to the phrase "more than conquerors" and I couldn't get it out of my mind. As I turned that verse over in my mind, I felt God ask me Where's your victory dance? My mind immediately went to the end zone dances that I've seen in Sunday football games. After beating out the other players and scoring a touchdown, some of these men literally danced for joy. They visibly celebrated their victory.
I've been given the gift of eternal life. A gift inarguably better than a touchdown. So, where is my victory dance? As I've mulled over that verse and God's question, I realized that while I've claimed victory, I've been allowing myself to get bogged down lately in things that just don't matter and in the process, I've lost my victory dance. I've been maxxed out in frustration, forgetting that I am more than a conqueror of my circumstances.
I've got my victory dance back now and I'm thankful for the opportunity to reclaim it.