Devotion

“Sometimes you need to get knocked down before you can really figure out what your fight is and how you need to fight it.”
Chadwick Aaron Bozeman (African American Actor and Playwright) 1976-2020

The Lesson In The Fight
(2 Corinthians 4:8-9) We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.  
                     
Every opposition we face isn’t necessarily meant to challenge our intellect, our employment, our financial status, our popularity, or our point of view. Sometimes the purpose of the opponent is to facilitate a lesson in spiritual development. Sickness does this very well, and it is the most difficult form of training for us. We approach it as a struggle that we can only fight against. Sometimes it’s not until sickness flips us on our back before we take a look at what our fight is really about. Is the fight about destroying us? Or is the fight about us living life fully committed to our faith and our trust in the Lord? Is the fight about what matters to us most…or is it about Who matters to us most? In every test we go through, we want to figure out what the lesson is so we can know how we are to fight. It may be that we are to glean what is meant to make us better people. This is the right approach to any fight. Ultimately, it will position us to see our victory in the earth…just as it is in Heaven.

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