In life we will find ourselves often in the heat of battle, be it externally or internally and all for various reasons, one way or another there will always come moments in life where someone or something will rise before us to pose a challenge.
In moments as these we have but three choices; "Run, Submit, or Fight back with all you've got".
Many will choose to run, even more to succumb, yet there are still those who will rise to the challenge, stand their ground and say "NO" to circumstance and press on to achieve the goals they seek. Those who run will never reach the finish-line, those who submit, they will only find grief and bitterness, never at peace, never made whole, But for the one who stands and fights, they will reach the goal point, they will taste victory, they will receive the promised gift that awaits them at the finish line.
But as strong as the fighters may stand, even they too grow weary, they too falter, their strength soon fades along with their will to fight, for a strong man may conquer an army, to to take a fortress, alone they will fail. To every fighter and every strong man whom God has called to the battlefield, hear my words, heed the wisdom of a once lone warrior, a barer of scars and grief, and countless sleepless nights, hear my cry, believe me, do not take up the sword alone, to not depend alone on your strength, let not blind rage and hatred be your fuel, do not convert your pain and bitterness into raw power for it will betray you, it will consume you, it will leave you open and exposed before your enemies, it will blacken your heart and turn you cold inside, it will make you as your enemies before you, it will kill you and will not save you.
And so I say, Cast aside loneliness, abandon selfish ambition, spit in the face of the voice telling you that you are better alone, cover your ears, drown out the thought, open your eyes and see the faces of multitudes around you fighting as you are, their hands are held out to you, though you do not know them, they are still your allies. Take the hands of your fellow brothers and sisters in arms, stand united and rise against that hell foraged fortress that stands before you, even if you stumble your God given brothers wont let you fall, even when your strength begins to fade, even still you will stand and not feint, you will resist the winds and stand your ground and even find the will to stand for another. May the faces of your loved ones remind you of your will, may their cheers be fuel to your strength, And the Lord who called you to battle be your guide to victory.
Rise Up fighters for the kingdom
Rise up as one
Rise up united
Rise up Connected
Rise up Bonded, Together as One!