Little Victories: successes that appear to be small or less significant in a grand scheme.
When you hear the word victory, you may think that the only way to achieve it is to defeat an enemy or overcome a tremendous obstacle, but at the root of victory there is a choice.
From the moment you open your eyes to see the red lights on your alarm clock, you are given a choice. To get out of bed or not? To live or not?
That one choice opens you up to an entire day of endless possibilities. To have coffee or not? To say hi to him or not? To pick up an extra shift or not? Seemingly small decisions could lead to little victories and the many little victories that make up your day, the many bigger victories await you in the future.
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
– 1 Corinthians 15:57 (ESV)
Jesus died for us so that we could walk in the ultimate victory. Why not celebrate that in the simplest ways?
We have been given a high calling by the God of the universe, and each day He urges us to walk in a manner worthy of that calling. Every choice we make is important for our welfare spiritually, mentally, and physically. They can draw us closer to God, help us glorify Him, and become better than the people He first saved.
So what counts as a little victory? Some of mine include: drinking more water and less coffee, reading my Bible instead of watching Netflix, or complimenting a difficult coworker.
In essence, any good choice is a little victory. Why? Because every good decision is a victory against the enemy of your sinful nature, the part of you that wants to give in to your flesh that’s weak.
Like blessings, little victories can come disguised as something insignificant and go without being noticed or appreciated.
So, count your blessings and your little victories, and look forward for what’s to come.