I heard a story of a boxer who was getting the tar beat out of him. At the end of the round, he stumbled back to his corner. Dazed, he plopped down on his stool pooped and weary. But then something amazing happened.
A bunch of guys surrounded him. One took a bucket of water and started sponging the blood off his face. Another guy leaned in and checked his eyes, which looked like they’d pop right out of his sockets with one more blow. And another guy squirted water in his mouth. As they were working on him they were all talking to him – pumping him full of encouragement.
Their comments went something like this: “Come on, you can do this, you can’t give up now.” “You’ve got this!” “You can take this guy, you’re better than he is.” They kept it up until something within the boxer shifted.
In an instant, the guy who looked half dead and about to quit, jumped up on his feet, and yelled, “YEAH! OH YEAH! I GOT THIS!” He ran back into the ring and everything changed.
Guess who won the fight? The guy who was about to give up in the sixth round. He won the fight and won the prize!
Yes, there was blood everywhere. Yes, he was in bad shape. Yes, it looked like he had no chance of winning.
But he did.
Because in the sixth round he made a decision.
He decided NOT to quit.
That’s all it took to shift his situation.
When he made the decision to win – he won.
You can do the same.
You may be in the fight of your life right now. Life may be beating the tar out of you. You get up in the morning and you look like you’ve been in one too many rounds. But may I encourage you?
Can you allow me into your ring for a moment?
Picture me there with you. I’m wiping the blood off your face, squirting water in your mouth, and looking you in the eyes right now.
Listen to me: “You can do this!” You can’t give up now.” “You’ve got this.” “You can take this enemy because you are better than he is.”
How do I know? Because God’s Word says, Greater is He (Jesus) that is in you than he that’s in the world. You can do all things through Christ. And if His eye is on a tiny little sparrow, I know He see’s you too!
Now, you have to do your part.
Make the decision to win. Once you do that, you will have won your fight. There may be blood everywhere, but under that blood is a champion named Jesus. He’s already fought your fight. And he’s already won. Now you get out there and make it real.
Connect with me, email me your story. I want to hear how you’re doing. I want to hear about your fight. And yes, I want to hear about your win! Here’s my email, get there! firstname.lastname@example.org #IamFinishing