Faith is the victory that over cometh the world.
If you have faith the size of a mustard seed you shall say to this mountain
move and it shall move.
If a man utterly abandons his own ways in favor of the ways of God, he has
already overcome the world and the Grace of Jesus Christ abounds in him.
If we are willing to abandon even the smallest of our own things in favor
of God (faith as a mustard seed) then the mountain of the Lord (Jesus Christ) shall
move and His Grace shall be applied.
By dying to self we can live in Him.
What brings defeat then is the clinging to your own ways.