“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong” (1 Corinthians 16.13 NIV).
In my fight, I got top mount and posted over my opponent for several seconds. I kept my knees tight around her hips and my arms square over her head. Though she wiggled, punched and moved, I kept my body rigid and followed her every movement. I wouldn’t let her roll or get out of my grip. She slowly wore herself out and became open for an offensive attack. Posting takes a lot of patience, resilience and focus: patience because you have to wait for your opponent to exhaust herself; resilience because you can’t react even though you’re getting hit; focus because she’s trying to free herself so you must counter her attempts. In life, we will find ourselves in the ring with our circumstance, and those threats will try to drag us down or cause our defeat. When we are experiencing a season of difficulty; instead of fighting back, many times we may need to post in our faith. We can stay patient in our faith, resilient in our faith and focused in our faith; and allow our circumstances to wear out. Our faith can be a buffer that saves us from falling victim to the trials, temptations and tests of life. So the next time you become aware that an opponent has just stepped in the cage with you, just post in your faith and wait for the Master Trainer to tell you what to do next.
God, I know that there are times to act and there are times to post, and I ask that You show me which route to take when I find myself in a confrontation. Life is filled with many battles, and I believe that You know the path to my victory. I want to trust You and wait courageously in my faith. I pray this in Jesus’ name, Amen.