I cannot stress enough the importance of you having a “band of brothers” fighting alongside you in the battle that is life.
There can be no debate that we live in a fallen world. No debate that we have an enemy that seeks to “steal, kill and destroy”. If you are battling this life as a man standing alone, you are kidding yourself. You’ve bought one of satan’s (grammar says to capitalize this name, but I refuse out of disgust for our enemy. I refuse to give him this due) great lies – that you can do it alone. There is no substitute for other Godly men knowing your story, knowing your mistakes, your pain, your failures and being there alongside you as you strive toward restoration.
So I sit back and ponder this simple question, “Who is out there fighting for me?” Who do I know that has my back, sees me for what I am and will fight for me … no matter the cost?
It takes energy, time, patience, understanding and forgiveness to come alongside a fellow brother. You’re going to hear some messy stuff. You’re going to be frustrated as your brother cannot seem to break bondage that would seem easy for you to break. It will pain you when he falls back. You’ll want to kick him in the rear when he starts to feel sorry for himself and won’t engage. Remember “Top Gun” when Maverick wouldn’t engage the enemy? Remember the reaction of his wing men? “Maverick….engage….MAVERICK!!”
In other words… we need you.
You are needed in the battle. So not only is the question, “Who is truly out there fighting for me?” — but — the other question is “Who am I fighting for?”
If you can’t answer these questions, then you may well be fighting this battle alone and alone is no place for a man to be.
The call is to LiveUP – to live to the fullest potential of your God-given life in service to our King. We need each other desperately. We cannot stress this enough. More to come…so much more.
In this battle, shoulder-to-shoulder with you, sword in hand, bloodied, bruised, covered in sweat and tears…fighting…for you