If you can’t beat them, join them
is what the popular phrase suggests. I learned this very quickly many years ago when the Jensing began bringing home DVD’s with the then, up and coming, sport of mixed martial arts. Now, on any given Saturday night, it is pretty much a sure thing that we will be watching a UFC fight, where most of the top ranked fighters of the sport are featured. I have seen many great fighters throughout the years rise up, fall down, and retire; somewhat typical. But there is something about a fighter who comes to fight, When God Says Go!
Now, you may not be into this type of sport, but before you decide you can’t relate, let me remind you that at some point in life you either have or will be told by God to Go. Though your platform may be different, the performance expected form you will be the same; to push through, win, and cause an upset!
In the world of combat sports every once in a while we run into a fighter who is quickly categorized as invincible. They gain a certain status and are even considered Prodigies of the sport. These are few, but when one rises up all other contenders are usually defeated before they even face off with the champion. That is, unless they were told to Go.
Saturday night was a perfect example of stepping out on such a command. Holly Holm, the underdog and least expected to win because of her subdued approach to the fight, faced the reigning, undefeated champion Ronda Rousey. No one knew much about Holm and frankly no one cared much about inquiring, as before the fight even came to be she had already been labeled as defeated by many.
A turn of events did take place, and what a surprise it was!
Although Holm prepared for every possible strategy Rousey could have attempted, Holm’s win was not reliant on what Rousey would or would not do, instead Holly Holm concentrated on what she had control over; what she was going to do.
And there my friend lies the answer!
She went into the octagon with a plan and knowing it was her time. She carried out her plan, uninterrupted, and against all odds walked away with the title.
When God Says Go, He equips us with a plan and He sets up the moment. It is a plan for a sure win that supersedes any plan that we could have come up with on our own. When God says go, the timing is perfect and the moment is ripe.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time – 1 Peter 5:6
At the end of the night, the call Holly Holm had been waiting for was made:
And New UFC bantamweight champion of the world
Some are calling it the biggest upset in UFC history. I call it, When God Says Go!
God exalts in due time. What call are you waiting to hear? And New…