James A. Washington

Circumstances in my life and maybe yours have me drifting from time to time. I don’t believe any Christian should indulge in wishy-washy thinking about their own salvation. Whatever you’re going through, however insurmountable the odds appear to be, if the deck is stacked against you in your eyes, remember, this fight is fixed.

All the evil that comes at you in this world is intended to confuse you into defeatist thinking. Then in a state of confusion, you act negatively, as if somehow you’re in charge. If only you were more in control, had more money, or more will power, then maybe you could change things, change jobs, change mates, change the past, alter the future or erase your addictions.

We want to take way too much credit for our lives or, out of a state of confusion, take little to no responsibility for them. Blame becomes a way of thinking or even a lifestyle for many of us who claim Jesus. Just like so-called professional wrestling, the outcome for whatever you’re going through, has been predetermined. The fight is fixed. 

Jesus took the heavy blows, endured the emergency trip to the ER and survived the intensive care unit on Calvary. What we tend to forget is His fight was the fight and His victory was and continues to be our victory. Whatever you’re going through, your fight is fixed. You’ve already won.

“Because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms of Jesus Christ in order that in the coming ages, He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ.” Ephesians 2:6-8.

Does that not mean you win?

Take another look at your situation with the fundamental truth that you’ve already won and then go forward. From there, faith will never allow you to ever again enter the ring and your opponent not know who your Daddy is. Mess with me at your own risk.

Our challenge is not to try and win this fight alone. We cannot. We will surely fail. My witness is to always let my opponent know exactly what I’m fighting with. It ain’t gonna be fair. I have not met the man or woman yet who can beat Satan at his own game. I tried and, without Jesus, I failed miserably. That should not surprise any of you and especially those trying to go it alone right now.

Satan has a big advantage in this world, but I don’t worry about that anymore. My knowledge of the outcome lets me handle the tricks of the enemy. I know the fight is fixed. I win. And guess what? You do, too.

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