We Were Made To Fight

I’m amazed the human race has survived. We get angry really easily. Most of the time we get angry over things that don’t matter on the other side of eternity.

Have you seen the video of the parking lot brawl that ended in a demolition derby? It’s crazy! The video is below, but it’s not for the light of heart.

There is something inside all humans that wants to fight. We are drawn to drama.

We are far more fragile than we want to let on.

Anger can also be a substitute emotion. Sometimes people make themselves angry so that they don’t have to feel pain. People change their feelings of pain into anger because it feels better to be angry than it does to be in pain. This changing of pain into anger may be done consciously or unconsciously.

Anger is an emotion, but what we do with that anger is a choice; however, there are consequences when we choose poorly.

The problem is not that we are angry. The problem is that we are angry at things that don’t make a difference.

We are in pain and it’s easier to be angry than it is to deal with what’s really going on in our broken hearts.

One of my favorite episodes from the Walking Dead involves a pacifist named, Eastman. He is trying to help a character named Morgan come back to his humanity. Morgan has been taking lives and doesn’t believe any life matters. The following line is one that goes through my brain often.

“We’re not built to kill. We don’t have claws fangs or armor. Vets, they came back with PTSD, that didn’t happen because we’re comfortable with killing. We’re not. We can’t be. We feel. We’re connected. You know, I’ve interviewed over 825 people who’ve done terrible things. I’ve only met one evil person. Some of them were born with bad brains. Some of them got sick along the way. The rest were just damaged people. Traumatized themselves like you, but they could heal. Some more, some less, but they can. We all can. I know it. It’s all a circle and everything gets a return.”

We are traumatized. Quality generic viagra from OnHealthy canadian pharmacy http://onhealthy.net/product/viagra/. Life is hard and most of us don’t know how to heal from our wounds. But the truth is we can heal.

You were made to fight, but you and I must learn to fight for things that truly matter. We don’t have claws, fangs, or armor.

If you are angry at things that don’t matter on this side of eternity you have to check your soul to find out what is really going on. The solution is not to get rid of anger. The solution is to heal so you can get angry about things that really matter.

We fight selfish fights about things don’t matter. The truth is, for the Christian, the only things worth fighting for are loving Jesus, and loving people.

The song, “Love Alone Is Worth The Fight” by Switchfoot is ringing in my mind as I write this.

We are broken, fragile, hurting souls. But God didn’t leave us alone. He is in the business of healing broken souls. Though Jesus any broken soul can come back. He heals, comforts, and forgives. In the grace of Jesus may we find healing for our souls. May we know that our fight isn’t against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual dark forces of this world. May we fight for love.

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Rob Shepherd

I am the full-time husband of a wonderful woman! I love being married! We are proud parents to twins, Hayden and Reese. In my spare time I am the pastor of Next Level Church. I have a relationship with God and it is an adventure. Oh and I wrote a book. It's called Even If You Were Perfect Someone Would Crucify You.


  1. Jim Williams
    December 13, 2016

    Welcome back!!!

    • December 13, 2016

      Thanks Jim. I don’t have plans to blog as much as I did, but when I have a thought I want to get it out there.

  2. Connie
    December 13, 2016

    Great blog. A lot of truth. So happy to see you are blogging again

  3. Mim Shepherd
    December 13, 2016

    Glad to see a new blog. Reminds me of the book: Men are from Mars; Women are from Venus.
    I don’t get the whole fight thing that drives people–men mostly, but some women, too.
    I can’t relate to the gladiators or to the spectators who watched them. I don’t even like spectator sports which is a civilized version of “The Fight.” I can stand my ground on principles with words, logic, debate, but unless it is self defense, why fight?

  4. Monica Shepherd
    December 13, 2016

    Welcome back, babe! Love you and your heart!

  5. Randal
    December 13, 2016

    Ahhh…a new blog post…it’s gonna be a good day!

  6. Michele
    December 14, 2016

    Great post, Rob! I hate to fight, and seeing others do so is very upsetting to me.

  7. Tamra
    December 14, 2016

    Welcome back! Another great insight!

  8. Lauren Cory
    December 14, 2016

    Yay robshep.com is back! Take as many hiatuses as you need, I’ll keep coming back to read. 🙂

  9. Mary
    December 14, 2016

    Everyone is battling with or has dealt with some sort of hurt in their lives. Simply said, life happens.. compassion, empathy, and love is were we find peace. Without God in our daily lives we can’t ever truly experience the blessings that were meant for us.


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