I keep talking about standing up and fighting, I have also talked about waiting on God in the past to. Both are extremely important. But we need to know when to fight and when to stand back and let God.
We have problems, I know I do. Whether it be a dispute with some one, a health issue, a financial issue… There is something we always fight with. I am so sick and tired of the constant battles. Some are pointless and do nothing when won… Some could be won in other means and other problems we made our-self and shouldn’t be there to begin with. So what do we do, we stress over the problems till we go to bed, then we can’t sleep and we wake up in a bad mood, only to make others around us mad, and then we get more problems, eventually that leads to depression or worse. We need to go strait to the source of all the bad and face the distraction ‘s creator; the problem master himself – and take a stand.
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. Ephesians 6:12
We have to decide what is worth fighting for and what is not. For one thing, a small dispute about where to go out to dinner is not important compared to a physical fight for a life. We need to stop letting the little things get to us so much and we need to care more about winning the important battles over the petty ones. And that will not happen until you make the choice and decide what is more important.. Flower arrangements at a wedding or being able to afford the honeymoon? It is all about a choice. And when you make the choice which is more important.. Then things will not seem so bad. Sure there will always be problems but there will always be our Father God too! He is always with is win or loose. He supports us and gives us a wall to lean on and a floor to stand on when we need and do not need.
Spiritual battle, or physical battle, you choose which ones you need to really fight, which ones are worth the thoughts and emotions, and then go out there and win it!!
Not with eye service, as men pleases; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men: Knowing that whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. And, ye masters, do the same things unto them, forbearing threatening: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him. Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 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. 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. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. But that ye also may know my affairs, and how I do, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, shall make known to you all things: Whom I have sent unto you for the same purpose, that ye might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts. Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
~The Deeply Rooted in Him staff,