We don't become victors by conquering the enemy. We become victors through surrendering to Christ. We don't become victors by our independence from the enemy. We become victors by our dependence on God. The road to freedom is a paradox. To experience victory and freedom, we need to become captives. We need to develop minds captive to Christ. In this life, we are most free when our minds are most captivated by Him. Victorious lives flow from victorious thoughts. And thinking victorious thoughts comes from setting our focus on a victorious God.
"The Lord your God is the One who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory." -Dueteronomy 20:4