Welcome to the United Fighting Championships! Our main event of the day is between two of our well-known fighters.
Now on one side we have.. yes you know him. Satan…weighing in at 500 pounds, he defeated your finances, family, peace, and life in the last championship attaining the title of Heavy Weight Champion. He comes to steal, kill and destroy. Look at him flexing those pecs, impressive right?
Now on the other side we have…..yes you guessed right. …you. You lost the championship title last year in all categories of life (wait is that booing in the crowd). Some even believed you had taken a hint and finally given up, I mean how can anyone suck this much and still keep coming back?
Yet here you are, ready for another whooping. Ladies and gentleman, I present to you…..The Fight Of Your Life.
Of course, the stage of life is less dramatic and graphic however the logic remains the same.
Life Is A Fight
Life is a fight, my good people. A fight you will have to engage in sooner or later.
You know those people who just have everything going for them, never have problems, pray here and there and give lots of money and life just flows? They are called movie characters. If no-one ever told you, I am telling you now.
Everyone has battles, and you just don’t know it because we all present a front to the world (me included). You look at Instagram posts by your old classmates and think ‘Man, he got it made’. You do not know what goes on in their lives so stop delusioning yourself. Sorry to sound harsh but just stop it.
Listen, the Word of God says that the sun shines on the righteous and wicked alike and unforeseen events overtake us all. Stop believing that only Christians suffer or that if you’re a real real Christian you won’t have problems. Everyone has battles.
Now, the amazing thing is as a child of God you have a better way of dealing with things because guess what ‘we wrestle not against flesh and blood’. Which brings me to my next point.
Battles Are Spiritual
Trust me, I know we have negative associations with the term. Too many people have been deceived by people who want to deliver them from ‘spiritual battles’. We all know Christians who break out in tongues all day (I have nothing against this wonderful gift by the way), label everything as being of the devil (they said that about Facebook now they’re host live services on it), and live an otherworldly life. No make-up, no dates, no money, no fun, no fiction…nada.
I’m sorry if those people tried to monopolise your idea of spirituality love, it’s a diverse world and we approach it differently. They told you you were carnal, right? It’s ok. They were wrong so let’s leave them to their carnal selves because carnality has nothing to do with the physical realm but it’s a state of mind (* spoiler alert-if you go around seeing the flaws in other Christians and know everything you’re most likely carnal*)
Don’t let the misrepresentation of something ruin your perception of it. The same snakes that scourged the Israelites were raised to heal them. Don’t conclude about a matter so quickly.
Spirituality is real because we are spiritual beings. Your stomach doesn’t cease to exist just because you don’t see it. It’s there ok, it’s there.
Your enemy is also a spiritual being like you and me but because you find expression in a physical realm he uses physical events and situations to fight your spirit. Its a battle of spirits.
Satan Isn’t Your Friend
Your biggest hater goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour. He isn’t going to give you a break and be like, ‘I think I’ve done enough’. He isn’t going to feel bad and wipe your tears. He hates you, OK!. He won’t rest till you’re either dead or alive but wishing you’re dead anyway. It’s nothing personal, if he can’t get to you, he’ll simply go to the next person.
You will have your life ruined if you keep entertaining the devil. I’ve watched Christians lose their finances and families while they remained passive and said ‘Oh well, that’s life” or “If God wants to help me, He will“.
I say, ‘You are gods; you are all children of the Most High.7 But you will die like mere mortals and fall like every other ruler Psalm 82 vs 6-7
God created independent strong mini-Hims. Yes, He wants you to be independent, you wash yourself, dress yourself, choose to sin by yourself right? That’s called independence and God afforded it to everyone. Of course, the battles of life are greater than us and Satan has been around longer than we have. The great thing is we involve God when we leverage prayer, boldness and faith. Seek and ye shall find.
We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments 2 Corinthians 10 vs 4-5
In God, you can win. You can look at that misbehaving fox and say as one of my favourite preachers on this topic, Bishop David Oyedepo says “SATAN, GET LOST!”
Valerie Tendai Chatindo is a scientist, businesswoman and writer. Follow her on Twitter @tendy_vchatndo
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