Have you ever watched a boxing match before? I've seen a few on television. One thing, I have noticed is that they are resilient when it comes to being knocked down. Before I go any further, let's take a look at the word resilient and see what it means. According to Merriam's dictionary, resilient means capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture. It can also mean, tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.
Now, that we have a better idea of what it means, I'm sure we can all admit that there has been a time in aour lives when things didn't go s plannmed and we had to keep going despite what it looked like. Now if you haven't had to deal with this, then you can move on to the next post. If you have, then keep reading. I want to encouragfe you right now to remember that just like a boxer who is able to get knocked down and then back up, that you too are resilient.
This past year has been very interesting for me. It has felt like time and time again that anythign I started working on, immediately was followed by war fare. I felt like there was a battle at every twist and turn. Yet, the one thing that God made clear to me from the start was not to give up, but to keep going. As the year progressed forward, saw that I wasn't as bothered by all the fights, but that instead I went into battle mode. Now there was a few that tried to trip me up a little, but God was right there. So I want to offer you this scripture as fresh reminder of who God is.
He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber.
Although, the battle may seem long and hard you are not fighhting from a stance of trying to obtain victory. Insteado, you are fighting as one who has already won the battle. When God beought Joshua into the land of promise, He told them to go and take the land. That came with battles against other armies. With each battle, God told them in advance that the land was already given unto them. They fought from a posture of knowing they have already won. The same posture needs to be fought by you as well.
Yes, you may feel weary and tired. That's okay, cast those burdens unto God (1 peter 5:7). You may even feel like you don't have enough strength to keep going. That's okay because the Lord is our strength. (Isaiah 40:29). Meaning that no matter what you are feeling right now, you have to keep in mind that none of this is being done solely in your own strength. So get up and keep fighting.