Standing Against Spiritual Warfare
Growing up one of my favorite memories was watching the Wide World of Sports. "The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat". Sports is not the only arena where we experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Our lives are one grand accumulation of victories and defeats. It would be a interesting sight if we could look at the scoreboard of our lives to see where we stand. What would your scoreboard look like, are you a winner?
My metaphor is flawed though. Our lives are not like a scoreboard because we don't have any impact on the final score. Victory and defeat has already been decided, and God is victorious. Hooray, all the Christians rejoice, and everyone lived happily ever after! Right? If God is already victorious than what purpose do I have and what point is my life?
This is one of the great byproducts of being involved with a local church. It is a place to learn about what your passionate about. A place where you can get involved in different ministries. A place where you can discover your unique Spiritual Gifts. As we find our passions and our gifting we ultimately find our purpose in life. And we when operate in passion, gifting and purpose people's lives are forever changed for God's glory.
We might not have any impact in the final score but we do have the ability to include more people in the Victory party!