Today we refresh on how to deal with the challenges we face in life. Everything from taking a test to facing a situation we feel inadequate for. Fear is a formidable foe but is only guaranteed a victory if we do not resist. Remember defeat needs only our surrender to win. When we decide to do it afraid or confront our fears we are already winning because we decided not to lose by default. The heart of a champion is fixed trusting in the Lord is one of my favorite quotes. If the buck stops with you it is a scary place to be. When we have friends in heavenly places we do not trust in our own ability we tap into supernatural resources. One of the names of God is El- Gibbor which means Champion God. When we function as our own god we can do some shady things to keep the advantage. It can become hard to do what is right, just because it is right, especially in a world as compromised as ours. We feel at a disadvantage for not lying, cheating, or compromising to stay in the game. The problem is we all suffer for all the willingness to do what ever it takes. We are all on the verge of a total melt down as we forfeit truth for alternatives. Alternative families are gangs, alternative life styles are self-made prisons that rage against the only way out. All efforts to remain independent of God and His wisdom makes us vulnerable. All lies that bind us to personal truths that hurt and harm in ways we do not immediately see or understand. What does that mean to you? I invite dialogue.