Enjoy The Journey

Friday Thoughts

My brother is a wrestling coach and last weekend I took my son and we went to one of his wrestling tournaments. Cade always loves going – what little boy wouldn’t – he gets to watch people do what he is not allowed to do. Because he is the coaches nephew he got to go out on the mat with some of the wrestlers and “wrestle” with them. He loved it – even though he needs to work on his technique.

While we were there one of the opposing wrestling coaches had a t-shirt on that quoted Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the authorities, against the rulers, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” This passage really spoke to me on a variety of levels – because it reminded me that I don’t struggle against things that could hurt me physically, but against evil that is contrary to Christ. Life is tough and the assurance of this verse is simple: we have to wrestle our way through life. Thankfully following that statement we are called to put on the full armour of God which enables us to wrestle victoriously.

What are you wrestling with? Who do you usually blame when you wrestle? Do you feel like you’re winning? My advice to you this morning is simple: as you wrestle through life do not let your confidence be grounded in a person, but in the person of Jesus Christ.

Have a great weekend – see you Sunday.

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