I have been call a lot of things but never a quitter. I am a fighter. Ask my husband and he will tell you I enjoy getting the last word too. I even own a pair of pink boxing gloves.
Yet in the last few weeks I’ve battled discouragement and self pity. I’ve gained 25 pounds, I’m bald and due to a job loss I have sunken into a world of hurt. I’ve fallen to pieces.
I need a Braveheart moment. I can just hear William Wallace crying out to his men “many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR JOY!”
Well, he didn’t say joy. He said freedom but for the sake of my blog let’s just stick with joy.
Unwilling to compromise, William Wallace refused to submit to English rule and fought for Scotland’s freedom. Well the Bible states that Jesus fought and paid the ultimate battle for our freedom and even greater still is the Bible states that with joy set before Him He endured the cross. With joy He fought for me.
Many years from now I want to look back and say my enemy could not take my joy. The joy of the Lord is my strength. I need to fight for that.
Time to battle back to health both physically and spiritually. Go on go girl go… Get your Braveheart moment.