Absalom was riding on his mule when he happened to meet David’s soldiers. When the mule went under the tangled branches of a large oak tree, Absalom’s head was caught fast in the tree. The mule under him kept going, so he was suspended in midair. (2 Samuel 18:9 HCSB)
I don’t think Absalom planned for his day to go this way. No matter what our best laid plans, once they meet up with the reality of our world anything can happen. Beloved, the random, unplanned events, breakdowns, wrecks – they are not merely things that get in the way. Those things are normal. Hear me here:
Everyone needs to know this and quit expecting smooth sailing. It won’t happen in this life.
Free will means you have a choice. One where you can choose a spirit of fight and faith. Because even the tiniest hint of faith gets God’s big-time attention. And, with His attention your fight gains Rocket Fuel.