Live Like A Champion

Bobbing & Weaving


John 16:33 // “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

Jesus said we would have problems that content with our peace and progress.

When contenders start throwing their punches we, as champions, need to be the effective counterpunchers that God has called us to be.

1 John 5:4 // “this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.”

Faith is what allows us to make our stand as champions

Romans 12:3 // ...God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

The way we fight the good fight of faith and counterpunch is through three things:

•Our thoughts

•Our beliefs

•Our words

When the enemy comes to steal your victory, the first thing he’s going to do is attack you with a thought

Genesis 3:1 // “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”

Romans 10:17 // “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word God"

Joshua 1:8 // “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."

Thinking God’s word proceeds faith, but thinking of the thoughts of the enemy produces doubt and unbelief

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 // “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;"

We simply evaluate the thoughts we are thinking and if they are contrary to what God says about us then we make a choice to change them

Hebrews 4:12 //“For the word of God is alive and powerful.It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.”

Don’t fight a thought with a thought, fight it with a word of faith!

Romans 10:17 // “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word God"

Matthew 12:34-35 // 34... for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.”

The art of bobbing and weaving, to dodge the thoughts of the enemy, and dwelling/meditating upon the word of God, is what sets us up to be able to effectively throw the powerful counterpunches.

Proverbs 4:23 // “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

2 Timothy 2:15 // “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."

John 16:33 // “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."

Jesus said you’re going to have contenders but be of good cheer, you’re the champion and all you need to do is counterpunch!