I’ve heard that throughout our life we are entering a battle, in the midst of a battle, or coming out of a battle; and I’ve found that to be true. I’ve come to accept that while there are good times, I know that I must prepare for the not-so-good times because they are also on the way. I say that not to sound like a “Debbie-Downer” but just as a realization of the fact that it’s just how life is. We are going from one fight to the next, from mountain to mountain, glory to glory.
The joy in being a Christian is knowing that no matter what the fight is, I will win in the end. And because of that fact, I have to approach and understand the fight from that perspective. If I know that the fight is going to be 12 rounds, and that at the end, I’m going to be declared the winner, I cannot be so caught up in a loss that occurs in the 3rd round. My focus has to be on the victory that is to come. If I spend time focused on anything other than that, I can mess around and lose the entire fight because I was so distracted by this 3rd round loss.
We have to make sure we maintain the proper perspective. There’s a difference in losing a battle IN the war as opposed to losing a battle FOR the war. Don’t get so caught up in short term disappointments that you’re unable to move beyond them towards your long term success. Take time to understand the fight and to understand YOUR fight. While we are all engaged in fight, we’re not engaged in the same fight. Thus, we can’t expect that the same methods and strategies will work. When you maintain the proper perspective and understand your fight, you’ll be better equipped as a fighter, and closer to your victory.
Be encouraged! Peace and Blessings!