On June 1st, Andy Ruiz, Jr. stunned the boxing world with a seventh-round TKO of champion Anthony Joshua. For the weeks leading up to the fight, Ruiz was mocked and ridiculed for his unexpected entry into the title fight. Most people didn’t know who he was, and his body type was not the normal, muscular build that one would expect of the heavyweight boxing champion. But he beat the odds and became the first Mexican Heavyweight Champion in history.
They may not know your name. They may say that you are overmatched. They may not think you deserve the opportunity. They may say you don’t look like you belong. Keep working. Keep training. Keep preparing. Keep praying. And bring your best punch. With Christ, fight is already won.
Thus says the Lord to you, ‘Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed at this great horde, for the battle is not yours but God’s. ~2 Chronicles 20:15