“I therefore so run, not as uncertainly: so fight I, not as one that beateth the air” (1 Corinthians 9:26).
Every believer is faced with some type of trial to test their faith. My prayer is that after reading this book, you will be empowered with the power of God to combat all your enemies. This book was written for anyone facing trying times, who feels like they are not making progress and wants to throw in the towel. You may even feel like any hope of recovery is impossible. I want to encourage you today to get a second wind and get back in the fight. This book will teach you how to stand firm on the Word of God when the enemy is throwing his punches. You may be down today, but your victory is on the way. If God be for you, who can be against you? David faced a giant, Daniel slept with lions, the three Hebrew boys were thrown into the fire, and Jesus hung on the cross, but they all had something in common: they didn’t give up; they fought with purpose.
Joseph was hated by his brothers because the favor of God was upon his life. They were so jealous of him that they even plotted to kill him but instead they threw him into a pit and later sold him into slavery. Joseph also spent thirteen years in prison for something that he didn’t do. As you can see he didn’t have it very easy in life but, through it all the favor of God was upon everything that Joseph set his hand to do. The devil meant it all for evil, but God turned it all around to work out for his good. Romans 8:28 “ And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose” You may feel like every time you overcome a test or trial you are faced with something else to set you back. I want to encourage you to stand on the promises of God and keep your eyes on the prize which is eternal life and fight with purpose.
Carvel Collins is the Bishop of Word of Light Christian Fellowship Church. Married to the love of his life, Theresa Collins, for thirty-three years, he is the father of four wonderful children and a precious granddaughter named Kamyra. He loves God and His people. He teaches weekly Bible study in the prison system in Philadelphia.