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.
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.