“We overcome the accuser of our brothers and sisters, we overcome our consciences, we overcome our bad tempers, we overcome our defeats, we overcome our lusts, we overcome our fears, we overcome our pettiness on the basis of the blood of the Lamb” (D.A. Carson).
That’s the key. It’s the blood of the Lamb, Jesus, that enables us to overcome all that weighs us down or pulls us under from time to time.
It’s not a matter of trying harder. It’s not about believing in yourself more. It’s not about you in your own strength willing yourself to do and be better.
It’s about surrender. It’s about dying to yourself and your plans and your way of thinking. It’s not about what you can do for Jesus but what He’s already done for you.