Without God as the first priority in our lives, even our best efforts will not result in victorious living. What sport (if any) is your favorite to watch? To play?
Every day, there are battles raging in our lives. The Devil has a plan for our destruction, and the Lord has a plan for our salvation and victory. On our own, none of us has the ability to choose to do the right thing all the time. We may be facing more obvious “external” battles, such as addictions to food, drugs, alcohol or pornography. We may be facing internal battles, such as dealing with unforgiveness, anger or unhealthy attitudes. God doesn’t want to only change our behavior—He wants to transform our hearts. No matter what kind(s) of battles we may be facing, the key to victory is to keep God first in our lives, submitting to Him and allowing Him to change us from the inside out.