I’m a huge sports fan. I like just about every sport and one of my favorites is boxing. Yes, boxing! I’m not a fan of seeing people brutally beaten or injured but I like to see the will and spirit of people contending for victory. In others words, giving all that they have to ensure they finish and win. Good boxers use their hands, strength, mind, mouth, and corner coach to win the fight. Even if they lose according to the judge, they quickly ask for a rematch.
This week, month, year or decade may have been tough for you, but remember to keep fighting. Remain a contender! Don’t give up and don’t give in. Ask for a rematch and this time use your mouth and hands as symbols of praise to hit (hopefully a knock out punch) the enemy. Use your mind to focus on things God has already promised you, like victory! Use your strength which is the power you have through God’s spirit. Also, listen to your coach in your corner – Jesus! Remember he sees what you can’t see while you are fighting. He’s instruction and guidance guarantee a win. Fight for a better day, a better relationship, a better job, a better whatever. You have it in you because you are a contender. (Jude 1:1-4).