Shifting Gears: Fight

Who? How? When? With what? If the battle is inevitable are we prepared to break down the walls so that we can fight? It is hard for me to grasp the idea of breaking down my walls. I spent a lot of my life building them, putting each peace perfectly in place to keep things out and protect myself from the things I don’t want in. These walls, they make it impossible for me to claim the promises of God in my life.

Right now, in my life, there is a battle brewing. I know it is coming. Instead of preparing like I should I feel like I am looking for more bricks to pile on my wall. In my heart I know that if I am following God’s word I have to break this down. It is hard when a life time of fear and lack of confidence has built itself up. Then, there is this pesky need I have of never upsetting anyone. I know, you can’t please everyone but no reason to pick fights, right?!! Okay, that is entirely wrong. We are called to fight, to carry our crosses, to stand on God’s Word, to make a difference for our God’s Glory. How do I do that if I am closed in a perfect wall?

I don’t know where you are at. I am sure you have a wall of your own that needs to be torn down. Where do we begin? Read the Word, I think we need to know His promises in order to be filled with hope. Worship and Music to fill our hearts with the joy that comes from singing His praises. Prayer and Relationship, if we want God to go before us in our battles we should be talking to Him about it.

Mark 4:18-20 Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—thirty, sixty or even a hundred times what was sown.”

It is time to make a plan. Be ready for the battle that is coming. Remember that your plan is Plan B. God knows what lays ahead and His plan is your Plan A. Be obedient to the process. And one more little piece of advice, don’t do it alone.

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