And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.
Anointed Fighters have a choice about how they will respond to the difficult rounds of the good fight. Either they can counter punch with blame while becoming resentful and bitter, or they can fight through the storm and ask their heavenly trainer between rounds, “What is Your purpose?”
Since understanding the fight plan helps build our faith, we have the right to ask “why?” Like a fighter learning new moves, we see that when x happens, God does y, just as He promised. We might consider the fight training hard at times, but David would disagree. He wrote,” Before I was afflicted, I went astray, but now I keep Your word. . . . It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes” (Psalm 119:67, 71).
Returning fighters to right fellowship is only one of God’s purposes in the difficult rounds. Some difficulties are meant to tap out all distractions so we can focus our attention on the Lord. Other rounds knock out our worldly fighting style so that we can be conformed to the champion image of Jesus Christ. An easy fight is not the top priority.
Remember, it is called a fight for a reason. However, we fight from victory, not for victory. Keep Fighting!