May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts!
— Ephesians 3:17 (AMPC)
If you want victory over something, prepare yourself to work at it and for it. But it is not a matter of depending on yourself or winning at life through your own determination. God gives us grace to do good works. But grace doesn’t mean that our human flesh gets a free ride while we just lie down and go to sleep.
You are made for good works, to be a servant of righteousness. You are built to take responsibility, and God will help you accomplish all He gives you to do. He set you free from the bondage of sin so that you can conform to His divine will in thought, purpose, and action (see Romans 6:18).
Victory in life—and winning your unique battles—is achieved through God’s grace, but you have to choose to trust Him every step of the way.
Prayer Starter: Father, I choose to trust You in everything I do…but I will need Your help in this, just like everything in life. In Jesus’ Name, amen.