I was watching a football game a while back. One of the players had a broken hand and bruised ribs. He's a big offensive lineman and wasn't expected to play. The trainers wanted him to sit it out, but he wasn't about to miss the game. He had a big cast on his arm. He was wearing a special vest to protect his ribs. He was all bandaged up. He looked like a mummy. A reporter asked him how he felt. He said, "It's a little painful, but I'd rather be in the game in pain than sitting on the sidelines watching."
If you're going to become all God has created you to be, you can't let that injury, that hurt, that disappointment, that setback, etc. cause you to sit on the sidelines of life. You might have to take a deep breath and sit out for a moment. But then we need to get up, ask for wisdom, put on our boxing gloves or running shoes and get back in the ring or race.
I refuse to quit believing; I refuse to give the devil the satisfaction of saying, "I WIN." I vote NO. Let’s give it one more lap, one more round, one more push, and trust God to finish what we believe He has started in our lives and church. They say the impossible just takes a little longer. I believe that the people who are at Church on the Rock are the go-the-distance people that are needed to build our new church and take Stafford for the Kingdom of God, with cancer being healed, autism being healed, paralyzed people standing and walking, miracles taking place...just like the Bible says it should. Who is with me?! Let’s fight the fight.
The Daily Bread
A devotional to equip, exhort, motivate and feed your spirit.
Pastor Larry Smoot is Senior Pastor of Church on the Rock in Stafford County, Virginia.