“He will not fight or shout or raise his voice in public.”
The top words in the political cycle in the U.S. from 2018-2022 were “Fighter”, “Fighting”, “Fight”. Since I read this a few weeks ago I have been listening and all day long the word “Fight” and its derivatives show in so many different contexts. After the words are heard over and over and over does it somehow seep into our identity and that we feel that we must also fight to accomplish or to even keep up? Listen today and see how many times the word fight comes up. Are we using that word at our jobs too and what does that say for our cultures?
Jesus did not train or call us to fight. He was the peacemaker. We aren’t supposed to be the people who are known to enter into fights or have a spirit that invokes or welcomes fighting. It might be that we need to remove that word from our vocabulary when we are talking about our work, our competitors, our fellow employees, etc.. Imagine a world and a place where we didn’t even know or understand the word “Fight”. Maybe, we are imagining our final home in Heaven.
Reference: Matthew 12:19 (New Living Translation)