I’ve only been in one real fist-fight. I was in 6th grade. The other guy – a year older – threw the first punch. DSC_9098.jpgHe hit me square in the mouth, driving my teeth deep into my lower lip. He drew blood. I saw red. The fight, broken up by school faculty, ended with him on the ground and me standing over him. Gratefully, neither of us were seriously injured.

Decades later, I still have a knot in my lip from that fight. In fact, it took weeks for the swelling in my lip to go down.

I still find myself fighting today – not with my fists – but for my family, healthy friendships & boundaries, intellectual purity & spiritual clarity – my dreams – and the list goes on.

Here’s the point. After every fight – just like my fat-lip – it takes time to heal. It takes time for the swelling to release. It takes time to get back to 100%. You will heal. You will be restored. It’s coming. Just give it some time.

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”  2 Timothy 4:7 NLT


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