What do you do when you feel like a failure all the time?
What do you do when you feel angry most of the day?
What do you do when you are at work and you feel trapped or lost or disrespected or hopeless or embarrassed or overwhelmed or inadequate or stressed out or _____?
What do you do when… ?
Fight the feeling of failure. Fight the anger. Fight the _____. Fight the sin.
Fight by picking up the only weapon the Bible tells us of – the Bible. And once you’ve picked it up, fight viciously.
Sometimes I want to envision this fight in the most heroic of terms. I’m fighting with a sword that comes alive with blazes of fire and bolts of lighting sparking out in all directions. I can see myself fighting into the darkness, hacking back the lies and deceit of the enemy. It’s all very heroic, let me assure you. Like if you took the most epic parts from Lord of the Rings and smashed them all together.
And I guess sometimes fighting sin might look like that, but I’ve yet to see it.
Many times, especially when we’re in the fight, it’s slow and gritty and hard. You fight to believe a truth about God and just when you start to remember God’s goodness a new distraction catches your eye and you feel like you lose all the momentum you’ve gained.
Maybe you know what I’m talking about. Maybe like me, you’re in the middle of it right now.
Don’t quit. Don’t give up.
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