“He walked through fire.” These were the words spoken about Deontay Wilder in his dramatic comeback moment.

Deontay Wilder fought Luis Ortiz in a heavyweight championship boxing match over the weekend. As I read his story this morning, I smiled. I love a comeback story. We don’t hear of these stories very often, but when we do, they spark something in us. At least that is how it is for me.

Wilder was obviously losing the championship by round seven. Frankly, it looked finished. Everyone watching was saying the same things, “he is overrated, finished, never should have entered this fight, he doesn’t have what it takes to win.” They were right, it looked over. At least that is how it seemed. Before it would end, he would endure 63 brutal power punches. How could anyone come back from that?

In round ten, he was still standing. With his future in front of him, he took the punches and kept getting back up. It was in round ten that he punched back with all his might and took out his opponent. He won the championship. He had an awesome comeback! Never count out a man with the heart to win.

Wilder said a couple things I want to share. He said:

• A true champion knows how to adjust.

• A true champion always finds a way to come back.

I don’t recall ever reading an article on boxing championships. However, God led me to this one and I am so glad He did. He knows I love a comeback story!

I think there is more to it today, I believe God is saying “It’s Comeback Time!” I believe He is saying this for many in the body of Christ. I also believe we are going to see comeback stories, just like this one in the days ahead.

Stories of many whom people may have said, “they will never make it, I knew they couldn’t do it, they don’t have what it takes to pull through.” The naysayers will be wrong. Never count a man or woman out who has a heart to finish the race.

I think this is the first question we need to ask ourselves. Is our heart in it? Whatever you are standing in faith for, is your heart in it? Is it something you wish for? Or is it something you are standing in faith for? There is a huge difference. The difference is the heart. With the heart the man believes. We must believe God will do what He said He would do. Like Abraham, we must be fully persuaded.

A True Champion Knows How to Adjust

Philippians 4:11 says; Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content.
If I have learned anything in the last year it is this; how to be content.

Contentment comes when you learn to adjust. To adjust to changes and situations we wish we could change. We must first adjust our thinking. Once our thinking is adjusted, we can then adjust our words. It will take time and discipline, but we can learn to adjust and remain in the peace of God at all times.

You can’t allow every situation or change to move you. Remain steadfast and immovable. Stand on the word of God without wavering. Learn to adjust.

A True Champion Always Finds a Way to Comeback

There are some people you can’t keep down. King David was one of those.

Numerous times, people sought to kill him. He had his entire family taken from him. His wife turned against him. His life was not an easy life. But the enemy could not keep him down.

Each time something came against him, the Bible says, “he sought the Lord.” Each time he sought the Lord, the Lord gave him a way to comeback. He gave him instruction and as David followed the leading of the Lord, he recovered all.

Jesus Christ is the ultimate comeback story! He was definitely counted out. He took his last breath in front of the crowd that day. Nailed to a cross. He was tortured and humiliated. He was buried and sealed. But He came back! And He came back with power!

This word is for you today! You are a comeback story! It may have looked like you were out for the count, but you are not. It may look over, but it is not over until God says it is over. God has made us a promise, we will come out to victory. When we believe this truth in our heart, nothing can stop it. It’s time to shut the mouth of the enemy. There is nothing that shuts the mouth of the enemy like seeing Gods people come through the fire without the smell of smoke!

Isaiah 43:1-3 says; “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; Glory be to God!

We have a promise my friend. It is comeback time!


Do what you know to do now and do it in excellence and you will be promoted to bigger things.
– Kim Potter

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