I have called you to walk in victorious power given through My death and resurrection. Don’t be afraid to show your scars. Allow Me to make you a trophy of grace in the area where you were once defeated. 


God wants you to value His voice above all others. It does not matter how loud the other voices may be. This is not to make light of the horrible things you may have experienced in your life. This is learning to place more worth on your destiny than on your history.

Here’s what’s real: where sin does abound, grace does much more abound. In other words, you are not meant to barely survive the terrible things in this life. You are meant to overcome those things.  

Because the Holy Spirit lives in your heart, the vengeance of the Lord should be operating through you. You are not called to be a survivor. You are called to be an overcomer. 

The difference is this. Survivors have open wounds. Overcomers have scars. 

Not only are you called to be an overcomer, you are also called to be a warrior. Warriors do not hide their scars because they are not ashamed of them. A warrior will tell you, “I’ve been through something, but I won in that place.” 

Jesus Christ came back in His glorified body. He could have looked like anything He wanted to, but He kept His scars. He says, “Look at My scars. Check out my scars. They are My credentials that I’m a bad motor-scooter. I slapped death in the face for you all.”

Why would He do this? Because He’s an overcomer. Your scars prove that you are an overcomer, whereas your open wounds prove that you are a victim. Jesus wants you to get healed. Overcome it.

“Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” – John 20:27-28