I’m not a football fan, but my husband is. Today, he shared a clip of an interview from this year’s Super Bowl coverage, and I LOVED something that MVP Coopr Kupp said. After sharing with the press that God had revealed to him in 2019 that his team would win, and that he would be named MVP he said, “And I shared that with my wife because I couldn’t tell anybody else obviously, but from the moment this postseason started there was a belief, every game it was written already, I just had to play free knowing I got to play from victory not for victory.”
Whether you’re a Kupp fan or not, let that resonate. In the kingdom of God, victory is a settled matter. We are free to join God’s work in the world with the full confidence that Jesus wins. What if we entered our days, our opportunities from that place of victory knowing that our “labor is not in vain”?
55 “O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.1 Corinthians 15: 55-58