Topic: Give Yourself A Fighting Chance [Wednesday, 24th May 2017]
We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. 2 Corinthians 4:9
Yes, we are hunted down, and we get knocked down. Even when we try to pick up ourselves, we receive another punch that seemingly take us down again. But one thing we must never do to ourselves is to give up trying to stand up. We must give ourselves a fighting chance of, not only surviving, but also coming out victorious. This is very important, not just only to us individually, but also to the people whose lives and destinies are connected to ours.
One day, Apostle Paul was caught by some Jews for preaching about Jesus Christ. They took him outside the town and stoned him, supposedly to death. Yes, they thought he was dead, if not they won’t have left him. But as the believers gathered around him, Apostle Paul stood up (Acts 14:19-20).
That was a miracle. Why did he not die? It was because he was not finished with his assignment on earth. The truth is, no matter how hard life hunts you and strikes you down, it won’t lead to your death; physically or spiritually. Be rest assured and always give yourself a fighting chance for survival and victory, even if it seems there is none.
God did not abandon Apostle Paul when he was being stoned. So also God will never abandon you when life knocks you down. The Lord allowed them to stone Apostle Paul, and then He showed up and brought him back to his feet, like he was never stoned. Life’s punches might have left you for dead, but God will bring you back to life. It might be your business, career, family or ministry that life’s punches has knocked down. But be rest assured that life is coming into it. It is not over until God says so. Give yourself a fighting chance always.
Keep winning daily.
Thank You Lord for the assurance of Your Word. I might have been strucked down, but I am not destroyed. Life is in me, because You are always there to make me strong and set me back on my way to victory. Be praised Lord, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.