When there is a huge enemy in front of us, we tend to get a little shaky or panicky. You know that feeling of butterflies, nervousness, and anxiety you get when you lose your mind and think that your enemy is bigger than your God? You know how we do when we focus more on the big enemy than on the humongous God?
It’s scary in the flesh when your month is more than your money; the divorce decree is in the mail; the conspiracy to get you fired is underway; the attacks are on your children in school on grades, the team, with peers, with teachers, and at home; when your mortgage or rent is due and you can’t see a way; or when your parents are ill and suffering with disease. Each one of these situations can appear to be one giant enemy in your life or more than one.
2 Chronicles 20:15 NIV “He said: ‘Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.’”
Believe it or not, those matters we think we have to take into our own hands, we do not- at least not our natural hands. We take matters into our praying hands. The enemy starts to whisper to you, “You’re going to sit back and let them treat your child like that? You’re going to allow your supervisor to harass you while you do nothing? You’re not going to do anything to try to get your rent paid? Tell the devil, “This is what the Lord said to me: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army.'”
Stop fighting battles you weren’t intended to fight. God doesn’t need your help, even for the biggest and most fierce enemies.
The Holy Spirit will counsel you through each battle. He will prompt you to fast, pray, and cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God. He will encourage you until your faith gets strong by bringing the Word to your remembrance. He will remind you of a situation in which God delivered you from before. He will intercede on your behalf when you just don’t know what to pray and the only thing you can do is just groan.
Tell your big humongous enemy that your weapons aren’t carnal but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. Stop fighting. Start praying. Start believing. Start exercising your self-control. Receive the peace of God in the face of every enemy. God has you. Dr.J.
Fruit of the Spirit:
Week Two Bible Reading:
2 Chronicles 20
1 Peter 4:12 (NIV)
Romans 12:1-2 (KJV)
1 Peter 5:8 (NIV) (Week 2)
Philippians 4:4-7 (NIV) (Week 2)
Ephesians 6:10-12 (KJV) (Week 1)
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 (KJV) (Week 1)
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