“I called out: Lord, you are my Father, my champion, my savior!” –Sirach 51:10a
When I first read this scripture passage, it jumped out at me. Specifically, the champion part. “Wow! God is my champion,” I thought to myself. If God is truly my champion, it should give me great confidence in what I do in my ministry and life. However, I’m not always that confident.
Do I always believe that God is my champion? And what does that actually mean?
Well, the first question is easy to answer. No, I don’t always believe it. As a sinner and one that make a lot of mistakes, I can easily feel that I let God down. But as I heard one time, I can’t let God down because I was never holding God up. God holds me up…always. That’s what it means to believe that God is my champion.
As I journey through this life serving my family, my church, my ministry, and my friends, I need to remember that I am not the champion. I don’t have it all together. I mess up. And God holds me up through it all. I must try my best to accept that.
I can’t lead in ministry unless I recognize this and believe it.
My prayer as I finish this post is this: God, continue to be my champion and allow me to believe it every day. Continue to hold me up.
Question: How would your attitude change if you truly believed that God was your champion?