I’ve been under assault the past few days. And though this year has been all about learning to wield my Sword and actually fight, there are still times I lay down and say, “I don’t have it in me right now.” This of course isn’t true, but we can always convince ourselves of it. As I’ve seen in  a coworker’s e-mail signature before: “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right.”

This, from John Eldredge’s Waking the Dead:

I daresay we’ve heard a bit about original sin, but not nearly enough about original glory, which comes before sin and is deeper to our nature. We were crowned with glory and honor. Why does a woman long to be beautiful? Why does a man hope to be found brave? Because we remember, if only faintly, that we were once more than we are now. The reason you doubt there could be a glory to your life is because that glory has been the object of a long and brutal war.

By Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a marketer, blogger and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

2 replies on “Assault”

sometimes i feel that when a person is under assault, it’s a compliment from the enemy. he’s saying you’re a threat. and you are, joel, you are a incredibly dangerous man. i’ve been praying for you…thanks for the direction on what to pray next.

wait! p.s. sometimes you don’t have it in you. that’s when you have others help you up and you fight together in His name for His glory. rally the troops, you mighty man of valor!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *