Bob Norcross told this illustration: When he was a little boy, he got a shiny red wagon for Christmas. It was just what he wanted and he pulled it all around the neighborhood. One evening, his father came home from work, and asked his son, "I didn't see your wagon in the garage. Where is it?"
Bob whimpered, "Somebody stole it."
With a stern authoritative voice, Bob's father told him , "Go get your wagon NOW!"
At that moment, Bob decided He would rather face the neighborhood bully, than the displeasure of his Father. He recovered his wagon!
I admit that I struggle with confrontation and am tempted to be too passive.
My prayer is that I will learn what it means to fight the good fight of faith, believing that, as I obey God, my Heavenly Father will make a way for me.