Reflecting back…. I think the idea of arguing, fighting, debating… is genetic. I believe heredity has something to do with the ‘fight syndrome.’ 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.’ And, I’m not so sure that my Mother didn’t suffer with the ’arguing syndrome’ as well. So, maybe… that’s where I got a disproportion of my toxic personality.
I don’t like fighting… but I dislike it even more… when someone tries to take advantage of me. I’ll fight them in a heart-beat, to protect my interest. NO… I’m a ‘fist-fighter,’ rather, a TALK-FIGHTER. I argue points… data, logistics, factors, entitlement, price, law, and value. I’m reputed for not letting anyone pull the wool over my eyes. My siblings are the same way…. We’re all ‘natural-fighters.’
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… therefore, equally…demanding of those around me. I do my best, and expect ‘no less’ from those in my CHARGE.
It is said by the ‘experts’ that as we age… and lose control some over our thinking process, and skill-sets… that we tend to argue more…thus… nullifying our failings. When one ADDs 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 my FIGHT-ENERGY…and redirecting it to assist me in being a WARRIOR for God. The results are much both rewarding and satisfying. No, no… I DON”T argue RELIGION. Rather, I am obeying God’s call, as Jesus directs us to, in… Matthew 28:19-20 – “So you must go and make disciples of all nations. Baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And you can be sure that I am always with you, to the very end.”
This is what BrOOKS-of-WISDOM is all about… fighting for God. I’m FIGHTING with satan at every turn. He’s EVEN USES 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.
So, you see…. I am destined to FIGHT for God, for I am a WARRIOR! …Blessings… cjlb… 1/22/2018