As I reflect back…. I think the idea of arguing, fighting, debating… (call it what you will) is on the gene-side of the equation; meaning … I believe heredity has something to do with it. I NEVER lived with my natural Father, beyond age of 4 or 5, but I know from conversations with my Mother, that “he was a fighter. The fact is; I’m not so sure that my Mother didn’t flirt with the “arguing syndrome” as well. So, just maybe, that’s where I got a “small bit” of the toxic personality.
I don’t like fighting, but I do dislike anyone “taking advantage of me.” And, I’ll fight them in a heart-beat, to protect my interest, and territory. I’m not saying I’m a “fist-fighter,” rather, a TALK-FIGHTER. I argue “points.” I argue data, logistics, factors, entitlement, price, law, and value. Again, I don’t like anyone taking advantage of me, or anyone near and dear. I guess you could say that I’m reputed for not letting anyone “pull the wool over my eyes.” My siblings were/are the same way…. We’re all “natural-fighters.” Frankly, I have the “least fight” of the three of us; but who’s to prove me wrong?
I think, too, it has to do with what one demands of himself. From a business stand-point, I’m a very demanding of myself, so therefore, equally…demanding of those around me. I do my best, and expect “no less” from anyone else.
It is said by the “experts” that as we age, and lose control over our “thinking process,” and skill-sets, that we tend to argue; to nullify our growing failings. Well, when you ADD that dimension to an “already argumentive personality,”…. Well, things can get out of hand. I won’t dwell on that perspective…ah…for obvious reasons.
I hasten to point out that I’ve taken the (formerly used to argue my “points”) and am redirecting it to being a WARRIOR for God. The results are much more rewarding and satisfying too. I’m not saying that I argue about RELIGION…far from that. Rather, I am obeying God’s call, as shown in Matthew 28:19 – “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”
This is what BrOOKS-of-WISDOM is all about… fighting for God. I’m FIGHTING with satan at every turn. He’s using people around me to “sway me,” to go against God’s call. I am strengthened in my FIGHT, for it says in James 1:2-4 – Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. And, I am protected by the Angels of God… as in… Daniel 6:22 – My God sent his angel, and he shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, because I was found innocent in his sight. Nor have I ever done any wrong before you, O king. I also find great comfort in: 1 Peter 4:12-13 – Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
The archangel Michael (Jude 9) is a WARRING ANGEL, but there are other archangels too (Dan. 10:13). Yet in the future, Michael and his angels will fight against satan [the dragon] and his angels: And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he (satan) was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down — that ancient serpent called the devil, or satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. (Rev 12:7-9).
So, you see…. I am destined to FIGHT for God, for I am a WARRIOR! …Blessings… cjlb…4/01/15.
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