Sometimes You Have to Grab It!
I remember in first year at High School where everything is more
mature, teachers are all different and you had to impress.
The class with the physical education teacher caused every type of
fear to rise in me. Mr. Simpson he was called told us all to line
around the padded floor as he would show was "Martial Arts."
He picked out some of our class and tossed them all over the place
- it was a living nightmare, as I knew my time would come. But when he
called me out he called out the biggest guy of our class nickname
“Dinger” who was renowned for beating up people. It was a time of
panic and the thought if rapture could come let it come now!
“Dinger” looked at me and smiled with one of them smiles that said,
"You’re going to be food for me." I knew I expressed fear and I’m sure
my knees were knocking together as “Dinger” took a charge at me
Before I go on with the story can I ask, “What if the thing that is
facing you today in your eyes seems to be sent to be destroyed you?”
But what if that which you thought was sent to destroy you was allowed
to stir you up?
The enemies of Samson came around him to destroy him each time and
yet it was only with the enemy coming around him that stirred him up
to grab the anointing that was always there.
Remember the men who said, "Why sit here till we die?" The
circumstances pushed them to a decision that they likely would never
That day in the gym “Dinger” ran at me and somewhere inside of me
came a thought - "Grab it!" Just as he was about to run over me, my
hands went up and grabbed his tunic and I lay backwards putting my
feet into his stomach and pushed. He went flying into the air landing
in shame as I rose with shock that this guy everyone feared was
suddenly under my feet.
Composing himself he got off the floor and came toward me. I stood
wondering how hard he was going to punch me when instead he offered
his hand of friendship and we became friends the rest of the school
Today "Put on the new man" and see the enemy that torments you