Living the Christian Life – Chapter 11: Living a Victorious Christian Life

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As we begin this final lesson, let us say to you, “Well done!”

You have diligently worked through this course material—some of which may have been completely new to you. You are well on your way in your new walk with God. Now we want to give you some final thoughts on how you can live a victorious Christian life.

As we have already said, every person alive has been created for a God-given purpose.

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we
can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT).

God’s plan for your life is for your good—and through you, to do good things for others.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT).

As you put into practice the things you have learned in this course and begin learning from pastors, mentors, and godly leaders, you will begin to discover the gifts and talents God has placed within you that will enable you to accomplish the plan He has for your life.

Once you discover God’s plan—some would say this is your calling in life—then you can begin to develop these gifts and talents. This process will include learning the principles of Christian life found in the Bible. It will include character development and what it means to grow in Christian maturity. This development may include years of study, both in Scripture and in a certain profession. Finally, it will include learning to hear God’s voice and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.

After you discover and develop your gifts and talents, then it is time to deploy them into the area of service, career, or ministry that God has called you to fulfill.

While it is exciting to reach this place of deployment, it’s important for the believer to remember that Jesus is our Lord, so there may be times and seasons in life where our calling is further defined—or where it is changed and adjusted to fit God’s ongoing purpose. There may be a season for one aspect of your life’s calling, but that season may come to an eventual end. Then it will be important and necessary to listen for the leading of the Holy Spirit as He leads you into the next season of life.