There are two definitions in the English language for the word “Overcome”.
The first is that we are helpless. Overwhelmed, overrun, and beaten down, one who is “overcome” has lost the battle.
The second definition is the polar opposite. It is to triumph. To square off towards some form of adversity or obstacle, and to win.
These two definitions are on opposite spectrums for a reason. There is no middle ground. Adversity causes some to break. For others, it breaks records.
In the spiritual realm, the word "overcome" Paul uses in Romans 12:21 signifies a battle. Paul writes, "Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good." The word "good" describes what originates from God and is empowered by Him in our life, through faith. Sounds like a good description of prayer.
Adversity causes some to break. But let us not be overcome by evil. Rather, let us triumph with prayer.
Scripture: Romans 12:21 (NIV)
Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
“Father, may we never forget that we fight against the unseen. May we be aware of the spiritual battle that is raging and fight through prayer. We can think or we can pray. God, help us to pray first and get Your thoughts on the matter. We want to exchange our thoughts for Your thoughts. Give us the Divine exchange. We pray we would not be overcome, overwhelmed, overrun, or beat down, but rather we would triumph in prayer. We pray we would square off against any spiritual obstacle and win. In the name of Christ Jesus, Amen."