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Not Afraid To Get Hit 

Boxing can teach you a lot about life. If you’re not afraid to get hit you can win. We’re IN the world but not OF the world. This Tweet shown by @Alpha_Omega123 came just after the passing of a great Boxer, Muhammad Ali. It made my motor run and come up with this blog post.

This saying can apply to football or any other sports at that. Did you know it can apply to life too …

Not afraid to get hit

We can win and succeed if we are not afraid to get hit. Yes life is full of ups and downs. It’s down times we often learn from our mistakes to press on and go forward. We won’t win if we don’t try either, fear can keep us doing our best work for the Kingdom.

Not Afraid To Get Hit

These blows on life is what makes us and teaches us. We often don’t learn unless we mess up or get hit. It’s like you tell a young child don’t touch the oven it’s hot. What does the young child do? That young child will go up and touch that hot oven. The child then burns their hand and learns a lesson.

I believe like the young child that got burned, God uses those to build us into whom He desires us to be for His Kingdom. These life lessons we can use to share with others.

This is why hits can apply to witnessing to people too. People will toss curve balls and try to derail you as you share the gospel. These hits can cone as persecution. Jesus said we would be persecuted because of Him. See Matthew 10:22, Mark 13:13 and Luke 21:17 and more.

Why we must stay in His Word! His Word is the only defensive weapon we have. It is part of the Armor of God. We must wear the whole Armor the Armor is to help with the blows of the devil and life. The thing is when we get hit we must press on and continue on. Take it as a learning and building experience.

If we stay in fear of being hit we will never be successful or win. We won’t go anywhere. We must get knocked down to get up again.

Paul Tells Us

Paul tells us to fight the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12 & 2 Timothy 4:7) and win the race (1 Corinthians 9:24 & Philippians 3:14). I know Paul got hit too. He was in jail and still pressed on. He even had a thorn in his side, we don’t know what that was, but he pressed on. If it wasn’t for fall being hit and moving on, we wouldn’t have most of the New Testament in the Bible.

Don’t give up!

Don’t fear those blows. The enemy will do what ever it takes to toss off guard or put us out of the game. His blows may seem to KO us. But don’t let a knock out stop you. He comes to steal, to kill and lie and deceive. These blows can hurt. (John 10:10 & 1 Peter 5:8)

The world will only continue to get darker and keep giving us bad hits. Why we must not be of this world but be transformed by it and set the example. (Romans 12:2, John 15:19, John 17:16)

Besides when we get hit we are told to turn the other cheek (Matthew 5:39, Luke 6:29). That shows we must not give up and we must press on.

I am not sure who originally said the quote, “If you’re not afraid to get hit you can win.” If someone knows, please feel free to share, so I can give the proper credit for the original quote.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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  1. Everything I tweet is from me. (Except the Bible) If not I always give credit where credit’s due. I admire your integrity.

    1. Thanks for letting me know Matthew.
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  2. Amy Hagerup says:

    This is such a good analogy. I think if we err on the side of being a “people pleaser” like I personally have struggled with, I want to avoid being hit. This is a great reminder. I want to be bold about sharing my faith. And the great news is that no man can take away my salvation.

    1. If God is for me, who can be against me!

  3. MEL THOMPSON says:

    One thing a good athlete has before he enters into an arena: a boxing ring, a football field, etc., is the CONFIDENCE he has gained from his dedicated training–building his endurance by his exercising. Your analogy here of being in God’s Word to face the trials of being “in the world” brought this old hymn to mind: “Trust and obey, for there’s no other way…” That brings me confidence in finishing the race, as the apostle Paul says. Great blog Steve.

    1. I love that hymn. Awesome thanks for reminder and your comment.

  4. Thank you for this very encouraging post. I can personally relate to it even now as I type. We sometimes forget that when Paul said, “I have fought the fight” he alluded to the fact that he had suffered and endured many blows.

    1. You are most welcome. Thank you for your comment. Yes he did, Paul went through a lot in his fight. We will to, we must press on.

  5. Isa says:

    Amen! This is very encouraging and quite sound. I feel like modern Christians so often forget this but it is the trials that refine us.

    1. That is right. God uses everything we go through for His Kingdom

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