Put on your boxing gloves. Step into the ring…and face your opponent.
Fear. All gloved up and ready to go. He has some good ammo, he has been training, looks pretty fit.
As you stare at your opponent warming up, dancing around, getting the crowd all pumped up. Already psyched out, you prepare yourself to just to take punch after punch.
Fear loves to talk trash….and is pretty good at it. He is going to find your weak spots.
Dancing around each other as the the bell rings for the round to start, Fear starts in….
….bringing up those nagging feelings of doubts and misgivings about your choices.
….reminding you of the should’ves and could’ves that haunt you.
….declaring that it is no use in working hard or sweating it out. Fear says that you can’t do it.
When we let ourselves believe all the lies and trash talk, we are letting fear win. We are forfeiting the game.
We are backing down from something that has already been beaten.
..”But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
We are letting the loser win, when we have the power to win.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
We are already on the winning team. We are already in the circle and welcomed in.
Then why do we get in the ring and suddenly start to cower away from Fear?
We continue to forget, fear has already been beaten. FEAR is defeated. Fear has nothing left. All Fear has left is trash talk, nothing, words and lies that have no merit or truth.
AND we do not want what fear has to offer.
Fear only offers darkness and death. Fear only offers misery and hopelessness.
And the good news is that we have to settle for that!
“He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,” Colossians 1:13
Ready to put those gloves back on and claim the victory already won? Go ahead! Jump into the winners circle.