This is such a cliché statement but the truth behind it is undeniable. Nature confirms this cliché. When a butterfly transforms from a caterpillar into a butterfly, it must go through the opposition of the cocoon. When a seed is planted it must go through its shell for it to reach the soil. There are plenty more examples that confirm the same thing. Your opposition is there to strength you and prepare you for the next season in life.
The fall of man has made trials a part of our world. As a result of it, God gave His Holy Spirit to dwell in us so that He can teach us how to overcome our flesh, the world, and the devil. Therefore, I can boldly state that our opposition is our canvas. Holy Spirit is with me, and He can lead me to victory. Notice I said lead me. We must submit to Jesus’ leadership and let Him be the Lord of our lives. Victory in Christ does not come just because I am a Christian, it comes because of my obedience to the leading of Holy Spirit.
In Hebrews 4:2, Holy Spirit tells us that the children of Israel did not profit from hearing the gospel because they did not believe in it. That is the same way for a lot of Christians. We want the benefits of faith without believing. For us to be successful in Christ and walk a life of faith, we must learn to lay down our lives at the altar. We must lay down our will, emotions and mind or thoughts. In other words, lay down our soul. God’s life and power flows from our spirit through our soul into our bodies then into the world.
The submission of the soul only happens when we chose to die in Christ. Dying in Christ does not mean to stop being yourself, it simply means letting Christ influence you and let Him shine through your personality.
Therefore, for us to be prosperous over our opposition, we must learn to die in Christ daily.
Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”