I am so enjoying the book I am reading and studying. It is on prophecy and it is powerful. Here is what I feel led to share this morning: "We must never get so caught up in our warfare that we take our eyes off of the Lord, and that we do not enter into the rest He has for us so that we can continue moving forward."
I think sometimes we get so wrapped up in our fight with whatever our storms may be that we keep the downpours coming. We never allow the winds to settle and peace to come. We get so emotionally charged with whatever it is, or whomever it is, that we are warring with that we cannot find rest in our minds or peace for our souls. Anytime we take our eyes off of Him, then we are fighting in our own might. I do not know about you, but I am not much good at warfare. I get all emotional ... I get angry ... I allow my mind to tell me I want to get even ... I hinder any forgiveness I should be giving or seeking ... I only see my hurt, my pain, and the wrong done to me. Let's get real, People ... we have to be able to see our faults in a situation as it takes more than one to tango! We may not be the initial cause of the war. We may not have been the one who began this fight. We may be completely innocent until!!! Until we get so focused on our hurt and the injustices being done to us that we start to fight back in our way with our strength. This is when we lose sight of God and only see the pain of it all.
It is very difficult at times to keep our eyes on God when people are causing us so much pain and hurt. The more we suffer, the more determined we have to be to remain focused on Him. This is a real struggle for me because I want to manipulate the situation. I want to be in control. I want to get even and hurt back. I want to have the last word. I am learning that my 'wants' cannot be stronger than my desire to overcome through His power.
If we are ever to be successful at warring and coming out a winner ... a true winner ... we must seek the Lord, be obedient to His commands and let Him handle the rest for us: "Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit" says the Lord!! If we ever want peace in our minds and hearts, then we have no choice but to believe that God will do what He said He will do!
Every day right now in my life I am battling things out of my control. Every second of every day I have to give my pain over to God. It is a constant struggle! However, when the sun rises on the following day, it is shining and I am stronger than I was the day before. I am operating on His strength on the inside of me. Though it was difficult to cast my cares the previous day, He was true to His Word and today is a new day full of hope. I am ready for the battles that are churning all around me ... gathering force to slap me as the day progresses! BUT, I say to the evil one at hand ... watch out because My God is fighting my battles!!!!
Who is going to fight your battles today? Have a blessed day!