Sometimes it feel like a “broken record.” (Now that is a phrase that dates me.) Whether you are new Christian or a mature Christian, my advise is still the same. Get to know God better. Spend time with Him. Talk to Him through prayer. Learn about Him and His will by studying His word. Listen to Him. Seek Him. Get to know Him better. It is not only the best advice I know, it really the only advice I know. After reading the following article I feel much better.
There was a ten year old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn’t understand why, after three months of training, the master had taught him only one move.
“Sensei,” the boy finally said, “Shouldn’t I be learning more moves?”
“This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you’ll ever need to know,” the sensei replied. Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training. Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match.
Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals. This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be overmatched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a time-out. He was about to stop the match when the sensei intervened.
“No,” the sensei insisted, “Let him continue.”
Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake; he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion.
On the way home, the boy and the sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind: “Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?”
“You won for two reasons,” the sensei answered. “First, you’ve almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. And second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm.”
You only need one technique to be victorious if it is the right one. How do you have victory over the enemy? Get to know God better, know His word and His will. Every time Jesus was tempted He responded with the words, “It is written.” He knew God and He knew what God had said. Each time He was victorious. What worked for Him will work for you, because Satan has no defense against God’s Word.