Success has been defined as getting up one more time than you have been knocked down. What a great definition. Life is difficult. Thanks to Adam and Eve the difficulty begins at birth. New life has always been associated with pain and sorrow, which inevitably gives way to joy and fulfillment. So, what do you do when life knocks you down? When a dream is shattered? A hope is deferred? A business venture sputters or fails? A marriage ends? You do what you have always done- Get back up one more time!
Many boxing fans can remember the epic fight on February 11, 1990 in Tokyo Japan, between Mike Tyson and James “Buster” Douglas. Tyson was the unbeaten World Champion. In the eighth round Tyson knocked Douglas down. Douglas was being given a ten count by the referee, but got back up before he was counted out. Later in the fight, he went on to knock out “Iron” Mike Tyson and became the new heavy weight champion of the world. I think God has His own way of giving us a ten count, and at nine if you’re not back up He starts counting over again UNTIL YOU GET BACK UP!
Even if good people fall seven times,
they will get back up.
But when trouble strikes the wicked,
that’s the end of them.
Proverbs 24:16 (CEV)
If success is getting up one more time than you’ve been knocked down, what are you waiting for? GET UP! GET OVER IT! GET GOING!
Just a thought,