Nike recently came out with a commercial, you probably have seen it, that had this slogan or phrase “Win from Within.” The actual word Nike means victory and the main point of the commercial is that you have what it takes to succeed already built inside of you. This is what is referred to as potential. Each one of us has greatness inside of us. God has equipped you with everything you need to fulfill His purpose for you. And because of this the enemy, the devil, tries to keep you from pulling everything out from inside of you.
Apostle Ron Carpenter said “The devil doesn’t fight you at the level where you are at but at the level of your potential.” In other words, the devil fights you at the highest level in order for you to not reach your potential. The devil uses your past and present circumstances to try to destroy your future. He will try to get you to focus on your problems so that you will forget the promises of God.
Jesus said this in John 10:10 that the thief, meaning the devil, comes to steal, kill, and destroy. In other words the devil tries to kill your dream inside of you, steal you away from God’s purpose, and destroy your potential. I’m so glad that Jesus didn’t stop there but went on to say that He came to bring life more abundantly. Meaning that every time the devil kills your dream, Jesus will resurrect it; every time the devil steals you away from God’s purpose, Jesus will recapture you for His purpose; and every time the devil destroys your potential, Jesus will recreate it.
The devil will try to bring up your past to condemn you. He will try to make you feel like a failure. But Paul writes in Romans 8:1 that there is no more condemnation in Christ Jesus. The devil will try to discourage you. He will try to cause fear to arise in your life so that you will never attempt anything for God. But 2 Timothy 1:7 says that God did not give us a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind. The devil will try to overcome you by having stuff rise up against you in your life. But 1 John 4:4 says that greater is what God put inside of you than anything that the devil can place around you.
So next time the devil tries to kill, steal, and destroy remember that Jesus has given you life. Don’t let anyone or anything keep you from reaching your potential. God has put greatness inside of you. You win from within.