I married into a family of fighters!
Fighters against poverty!
Fighters against injustice!
Fighters to defend our families and our family values!
And as it says in the Book of Proverbs:
To speak up for those
"who cannot speak for themselves,
for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly:
defend the rights of the poor and needy."
but does that mean
you can't enjoy a good competitive fight
or that you shouldn't ever defend yourself?
I don't think so!
|But inside the heart of this young man|
is the heart of a fighter,
...a young man who fights to win!
|...And the last National Taekwondo tournament|
held in our area proved it
as he fought his way to win three silver medals!
So, I wondered what the Bible had to say about "Fighting"!
The Apostle Paul seemed to have the most to say:
"...I do not run like someone running aimlessly;
I do not fight like a boxer beating the air.
No, I strike a blow to my body
and make it my slave so that...
I myself will not be disqualified for the prize"
"...Fight the battle well,
holding on to faith and a good conscience..."
"Fight the good fight of faith..."
"The weapons we fight with
are not the weapons of the world.
On the contrary, they have divine power
to demolish strongholds.
2 Corinthians 10:4
2 Corinthians 10:4
"For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid,
but gives us power, love, and self-discipline."
Although Paul was usually speaking of a spiritual battle,
this last verse seemed to really
"Hit the nail on the head"!
That's what training to compete is all about - self-discipline!
My husband has a favorite saying that
"Luck is simply where hard work
and preparation meet opportunity!"
What opportunities are you facing today?
Thanks for stopping by!
If you need a bit of encouragement,
check out some of my "Names of God on Rocks" posts
to see what God can do for you!