The story is told that Andrew Jackson's boyhood friends just couldn't understand how hebecame a famous general and then the President of the United States. They knew of othermen who had greater talent but who never succeeded. One of Jackson's friends said,"Why, Jim Brown, who lived right down the pike from Jackson, was not only smarter buthe could throw Andy three times out of four in a wrestling match. But look where Andy isnow." Another friend responded, "How did there happen to be a fourth time?Didn't they usually say three times and out?" "Sure, they were supposed to, butnot Andy. He would never admit he was beat -- he would never stay 'throwed.' Jim Brownwould get tired, and on the fourth try Andrew Jackson would throw him and be thewinner." Picking up on that idea, someone has said, "The thing that counts isnot how many times you are 'throwed,' but whether you are willing to stay 'throwed'."We may face setbacks, but we must take courage and go forward in faith. Then, through theHoly Spirit's power we can be the eventual victor over sin and the world. The battle isthe Lord's, so there is no excuse for us to stay "throwed"!


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