“We know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two;” declares a well-known national insurance company. Their premise being that they are uniquely equipped to manage any ordeal a person may encounter because, they’ve seen it all. I like this ad. I relate to this ad.
Of course, no one has ‘seen it all’ but surely, we have all accumulated enough experiences to rival even these crafty insurance gurus. The sum of our experiences has, and is, directly responsible for the person we are and the person we will become.
Students in our Q/A time generally ask a question similar to this; “Can a person ever get to a place, or grow in stature with the Lord, whereby warfare is no longer an issue?” I’m nothing if not pragmatic on these topics so I do not hesitate to answer this quite emphatically with, “No.”
A person never reaches a stature where warfare does not present itself but here’s the modiﬁcation; it still comes but we’re not as intimidated as before. “Why?” Because we’ve seen it before and it’s nothing new. The Preacher in Ecclesiastes gives this insight... “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9)
We must continue, as the Apostle Paul admonishes us in his letter to the Philippians, “press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.” (NLT)
Nothing will stand in our way if we don’t let it…the barriers are not new…we’ve seen them before. Trust that what you learned in the past will sustain you now as you "press on."
“We know a thing or two because we’ve seen a thing or two.”
P.S. Another insurance company boasts… “You’re in good hands.” I like this one too!