Wrestle: move or manipulate something in a specified way with difficulty and some physical effort.
If you were to ask me if I would do well in a wrestling match, my answer would be 100% no. I would fail. I would be pinned down in five seconds flat. Or maybe less.
I’m not very strong and I’m not exactly knowledgeable on the way you would take someone down.
But this is in the physical sense. And in a physical sense, most of us are not wrestlers. But we all wrestle with something in life. We all fight a battle in life. And if you’re anything like me, it can seem like a losing battle. It can seem impossible, and sometimes it just seems pointless because you know you’re going to lose anyways.
But I’m here to tell you that it’s not impossible. It’s not a losing battle. It’s not pointless. You are not going to lose. In fact, we already have the victory.
1 Corinthians 15:57 says, “But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
We have the victory. So fight.
Just because it’s hard, doesn’t mean it’s impossible. We have an almighty God on our side. Nothing is impossible with Him on our side. So fight.
Whatever your fight is — whether it be addiction, depression, anxiety, hard circumstances, financial issues, or whatever — you have the victory.
Take the authority you have through Christ Jesus and put the enemy (and your flesh if need be) where it’s meant to be — under your feet.
Fight and don’t give up. We are called to fight the good fight of faith, and God takes care of the rest. He will fight our battles for us. We are simply called to hold onto our faith, not let go, and keep moving forward.
Remember, victory is yours and breakthrough is coming.
Maddisen Sauls is the smile and voice behind the Everyday Joy blog as well as the author of the Word of the Week posts and the editor of by leaps and bounds. Throughout her life, Maddisen has worked as a reporter for small town newspapers, a School Age and Preschool teacher, and has acquired her ministerial license.
An avid book reader and lover of the written word, Maddisen is passionate about using her favorite medium to reach the lost and the hurting, and to offer encouragement and hope to those struggling through life.
Following her battle with depression, Maddisen has made it her mission to help other people through this journey and to bring joy to the lives of the people around her.
You can find Maddisen on Instagram @maddisen.paige