Professional wrestling isn’t about wrestling, of course, and it isn’t really very professional either. As Seth Godin expressed it; “ It’s about who’s up and who’s down. The stated rules are there to be broken by some of the participants, and it’s not professional in any useful sense related to the sport of wrestling. And the metaphor is powerful in many areas of life.”
Somedays I do feel like I’m in a wrestling match, and at any given moment I may be up or down. There don’t appear to be any rules, if there are they are like children’s rules. Whoever is in charge at the moment uses, breaks, or makes the rules up as they go. Another analogy is rodeo and bull riding. There is absolutely no sense to the activity, you can’t really get a good grasp on it anywhere, and it makes everyone involved pretty much unhappy. And rules? It looks like the rules are hang on, let’r rip, and wait for the buzzer.
That‘s life for me sometimes. Hanging on and waiting for the buzzer. Then there are the rainbows, green fields, flowers, and squirrels.
Other days…well, on those days I get up and don’t realize there is a struggle going on, but it is still there under the radar.
10) Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
11) Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13) Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14) Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15) And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16) Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17) And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18) Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;