Victory happens through surrender. That is such a contradictory statement, yet, Jesus surrendered his life and gave it up for us. Then, God resurrected Christ, returning with even greater glory. When we learn to surrender our lives to God, God gives us victory over sin and death in Christ.
1 John 5:1-5
5 Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well.
2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.
3 In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,
4 for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.
5 Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.