Today during warms ups at practice, eneding with the stretching circle we decided to get with our two soccer sisters to talk, catch up and pray for one another. One of my sisters said that lately she’s been believing a lot of lies and its been a fight to stay on top.
When reading the book Called and Accountable I’ve been reading the following quote reminded me of this conversation:
“God may leave Christians in their present vocations or professional positions. However, when He does, it will not be “business as usual” or business as the world around them would have it. They will thoroughly realize that they have been “bought at a price,” and therefore, they are, at all times and in all places, to make sure they glorify God in their bodies and in their spirits, which are His.” (1 Cor. 6:19-20)
We HAVE to fight, when we give up we are saying, “Jesus I dont think you are worth fighting for.” We all know how pathetic and ignorant that is. Lets fight the fight, because we know that “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Eph. 6:12) Christ has died and Christ is risen, coming again so that we can fight. He sent the Holy Spirit so that we CAN fight and overcome.
Surrender your control and let the Holy Spirit come and empower you to fight. We know that in midst of the fight, the war we find peace, because only when we fight do we feel the freedom Jesus brings. You can’t surrender if you havnt begun to fight.