Do you remember the movie "Rocky"? In the final fight scene of the movie the odds seemed to be against Rocky. As he fell to the mat, battered, bloodied, and exhausted it appeared to be a definite knock-out. The referee began to count, "One, two,..."
His opponent began to walk around the ring arrogantly with his arms in the air, the crowd cheering uproariously. Yet, this victory celebration was premature! Something began to resonate in our real champion, Rocky--an inner determination to get up and continue to fight. And, for those of you who have seen the movie, you know that in the end, Rocky got up and won the fight!
Can you relate to Rocky on some level? Does it feel like you have "hit the mat" or feel like you are down for the count? Perhaps people are celebrating your "defeat" or derive some type of pleasure from seeing you in a state of brokenness. "See, I told you so..." or, "You know you're not smart enough to do that..." Or perhaps you are battling your own internal negative thoughts.
If what is being spoken to you or what you are speaking to yourself are not words of life, they are not words that are worth your time or attention! Do not allow premature celebrations of defeat invade your space or consume your thinking. Begin to declare Micah 7:8 over your life, your mindset, your circumstances. No matter what it looks like, you are not defeated and you will get up!
Declaration of Victory:
Father God, I decree and declare that I will arise from my present situation. I decree that when I am down, that you Lord, will be a light to me. I thank you that I am victorious according to your word in Micah 7:8. In Jesus' name, Amen and so be it according to the word of God!