Looking back over my life, life has knocked me down time and time again. I told myself I was going to let it go and give God the fight, but then I would try to fight again. And of course it would be another TKO! Sounds kind of like the Teddy Pendergrass song, right? I used to love this song! The song however is talking about the fight of love; I am talking about the fight between my fleshself and my spiritself. When I tried to go in the ring with my flesh self, the majority of the time I didn’t make it through the first round, mostly it would be a TKO! In boxing, TKO stands for the term technical knockout. A technical knockout is when the referee stops the boxing match to declare a winner. This could be due to severe injury of one or both of the boxers.
Notice I put parenthesis on I in my first paragraph? The problem was I kept trying to fight the battle! Stepping up in the ring of life with my strong, prideful self, thinking that I was stronger than my fleshself. Ha! I got knocked down every time. Thank God, I finally realized I can’t win the fight with my fleshself. But my spiritself can! When I let my spiritself rumble with my fleshself, trust me, the only one gets knocked out is satan himself! Hallelujah! It’s a TKO every time!
I’m not saying the fight is easy. The struggle is real. But it does not have to be. The spiritself will always win if kept in shape. We struggle when we try to get in the ring and fight ourselves! We struggle when we don’t know who we are rooting for, the spirit or the flesh! We struggle when we let our fleshself get stronger than our spiritself! We struggle when we forget to put on the whole armor of God! We know that boxers have to train for a fight. They have to get in shape; you know, eat right and exercise. They prepare mentally as well as physically. And they never go into the ring without their gloves! They prepare long before the fight. They don’t wait until the day of the fight and try to get ready! The same should apply to our spiritself. We can’t wait until fleshself challenges spiritself and think spiritself is strong enough to fight. We have to stay in the Word, study the Word and live the Word! We have to pray and fast. We must die daily; the flesh has to die so the spirit can live! And we must never send spiritself into the ring without wearing the full armor of God! We have to stay focus on the prize! (Our God). We have to train before the fight! This is what God revealed to me sisters and brothers; our job is to be the trainer, not the fighter. Our job is to keep spiritself in shape, He will fight for us! He will win the fight and we will never have to worry about a TKO! Please read what God says about this in “FOOD FOR THE SOUL.” Please give your thoughts and share on Emmanuel FB. Thank you for helping me share God’s Word. Love and Blessings….