Morning Meditation – Not Without A Fight

“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.  I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32, ESV)

I’m needy.  I like to eat.  I don’t want to stop.

I have found a lot of things like that in me.  What begins as a simple need, often degrades into a battle between what I want to do and what I should do.  Like you, I dislike the battle…OK…I hate it.  I simply wish it would all go away, and I would always want to do the right thing.

But, what would be the fun in that?!

Yes…you heard me correctly.  The battle is our joy.  Without the fight, we would not know victory.  We would never experience the exaltation of choosing well.  We would have no testimony to life.  Certainly, we can hate the conflict, but in the end, it reveals the invigorating battle for a better life.

This is repentance.  Believing in who God is, and who we are in Him—accepting that we are a pre-existent story from the imagination of God.  That, we have an intended purpose—a destiny.  But, you must fight for it.

This is good news!  We are free to choose.  When you stop believing that, repent, and let Jesus heal you.

6 thoughts on “Morning Meditation – Not Without A Fight

  1. Anonymous

    Remembering Pastor Sheens mention a couple weeks ago of the “draw” that people have toward award winning movies such as Star Wars and here the mention of the “battle” being our joy. I must say there have been times when I have welcomed a battle for the sheer sake of knowing The Lord would be present, go before me and the journey would be victorious. II Cor 10:4 The weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. I do not claim to be wise in these matters , simply willing to journey with dependance on JESUS.

    G Kobel

  2. Skip Dempsey

    I was watching my 3 month old granddaughter struggle trying to sit yesterday and I let her struggle so she can get stronger. Just like God let’s us struggle so we can become stronger. A good parent does not do everything f I really his child otherwise how could they become strong enough to stand.

  3. takinahikie2

    Our “battle” seems to be a submission issue to our Lord then, is that correct Pastor? Or are you saying something else?

    1. Good morning. I’m saying multiple things. Every place God wants to take will require a fight. Whether that be in my submission, or any other obstacle laid before, new territory is always filled with new challenges that must be overcome. They strengthen us is ways that nothing else can accomplish. We would wish the battles away, but they must be faced in order to shape us into the people we are to become. 😊 Have an awesome day, Joelene!

      1. Anonymous

        Thank you for expounding! I am afraid my battle today is dealing with all this doggone rain!
        The clouds and rain are getting to me … am reminded of Phillipians 4:8 often!
        This too shall pass = )
        You have an awesome day also!

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