Although a righteous person may fall seven times, he gets up again,
but the wicked will be brought down by calamity.
Fall down 7, get up 8. Or as Vince Lombardi said: “it’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.” Did you know that’s what the righteous do?
The righteous aren’t quitters. In fact, the righteous are the ones that have the biggest fight in them.
We are the ones who are the strongest warriors, the toughest overcomers and the enduring champions. We never give up. We never stop. We never quit. There is nothing to big for us because we have a God who is bigger than any of it. There is nothing that can stop us. There is nothing that can defeat us.
Sure there are things that can trip us up from time to time. We might get knocked down once in a while. In fact, we might go through times when we feel like we spend more time on the ground that we spend standing up. That’s a part of life. That’s a part of the fight.
But the thing is, we always get back up. If we get knocked down 7 times, we get up 8. If we get knocked down 99 times, we get up 100. We get knocked down. But we always get back up.
The question for you today is, are you standing up? If not, why?
Have you gotten knocked down recently? And you just don’t feel like you have what it takes to get back up? Well, let me reassure you, you do. Actually, Christ in you has the power to get you back up.
Did you get knocked down a long time ago, and you’ve just spend so long on the ground that you feel more comfortable on the ground than you do standing up? Because you’re not supposed to be there. You’re not supposed to be down. You’re supposed to be up, fighting the fight and winning the race.
So, if you’re not standing up, today is the day. Get up. You haven’t been knocked down too many times. You’ve got one more get up in you.