In following Christ, you will encounter a certain type of opposition with people whose approval you might seek as you go forward. In addition to that conflict, you will also experience forces that are adamantly against you and your progress.

Every person who ever tried to fight a noble cause experienced great opposition.

Jesus stated that the enemy comes to “steal, kill, and destroy” (John 10:10). He wants to destroy every aspect of you and your fight.

If you are trying to unite your family, he will try to steal your joy by resistance in family members. If you are trying to mobilize the men in your church to lead, he will attempt to kill your drive to go forward. If you are trying to seek justice for people in unfortunate situations, he will set his efforts towards destroying any progress that you made. He will come with all the fury of Hell, make no mistake about it.

But he doesn’t have to win.

And while his attack will be brutal, he has met his match in Jesus Christ. Take a moment and read 1 John 4:4 and be reminded of this great promise.

You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Remember first that you are from God. You find your beginning in Him, and He is the One birthing this vision in you. You are from Him, and you have overcome the opposition already! Why? Because “the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world’ (1 John 4:4).

Do you really believe that? Do you honestly believe that nothing can come against you that God cannot handle? Whatever the opposition you are facing, pray to God knowing that He can handle each situation.

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.