I mentioned in yesterday’s blog that this is the site of a defeat in my life. I won’t go into specifics. Let’s just say that I did not heed the advice Uncle Ben Parker gave to Peter prior to him becoming Spider-Man: “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Spider-Man/Peter Parker felt defeat shortly after that advice. He flippantly let a criminal go thinking that it was none of his affair and that he did not need to get involved. This criminal ended up killing Uncle Ben. Peter was responsible. He felt defeat. He had a choice. He could either wallow in defeat or he could live the remainder of his life driven to turn that defeat into something positive.
Fortunately, that’s what our Savior wants from us. He says through Paul that “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” We meet defeat and we overcome. There is no condemnation, no matter what any enemy on Earth or elsewhere has to say about it.
I could wallow in defeat. I could say that nothing good can come from blogging. I could say that the Interwebs is no place for me. I could chuck it all in the name of defeat.
Am I going to do that? No. I’m not condemned. I’m going to live according to the law of the Spirit of life that has set me free from sin and death. I’m going to use my power with responsibility. I’m going to blog.
How about you? Do you feel defeated? Do you feel like giving up? If you are a follower of Christ, you’re already a winner.