Stay In The Fight

boxing-gloves-375473_1280Today is May 1. Did that one sneak up on you by surprise?

Can you believe that we are five months into our 365 day journey?

I want to offer you some encouragement.

Don’t Give Up. You may have already missed some goals, fallen behind, made some commitments and failed to make good on them. You might have fallen off the train, jumped back into a sin that you feel holds you at bondage, you may have lied to your spouse or your kids. You are not defeated. Repentance gets you back in the ring. Repent. Remember, we are on a 365 day journey asking Christ to will and to work in us to make us more like Him regardless of the cost. We are putting everything on the line to follow Christ. It is Christ or nothing. Grace covers your mistakes. Mercy is brand new everyday.

Stay In The Fight. Dust off your gloves. Put them on. Climb back into the ring. With the Holy Spirit living inside you – impossible is not a word in your vocabulary. There will be struggles and trials but there will also be victory and celebration. Do not miss to celebrate even a small victory. That can help provide the motivation to continue in the fight when you think you are done.

There are two things to remember:

  1. You can’t throw a punch if you are not willing to take a punch.
  2. It is not how many times you get knocked down. It is how many times you get back up.

We are called to be more than conquerors in Christ. We are told that because Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to us that we will do greater things than He was able to do in the short time that He was on this planet.

That thing, that dream, that vision that you have inside you; Christ gave it to you. The Bible says in John 1, that Jesus is the Creator of the universe. The Creator of the universe crafted that very passion that you have inside you. There is something that He has birthed in you and it will not leave you alone. Trust Him. He will see you through it.

Obedience is everything. The work that Jesus wants to do in you is more important than the work that He wants to do through you.

That is why we are on this journey together.

I want you to know that I am intentional about helping you become the disciple that Jesus created you to be.

We still have seven months on our journey. We need to stay connected. Here is how you can stay in touch with me:

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Let’s finish this journey well.

 

 

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