Victory In The Face Of Defeat (Part 9)

Our victory in life is totally dependent on resigning ourselves to God’s plan, no matter what our circumstances are.  If you have totally given yourself to God, then you are able to go through anything life brings your way.  If you have totally given yourself to God, then you can go through each and every day without fear or anxiety and trust Him in every situation, including your future and your family’s future, because you know you are in the Saviour’s loving hands.  If you have totally given yourself to God, then you will not be constantly trying to figure out your next step, worrying about new challenges that await you or fearing what might come next.  He is our Shepherd.  He will lead us and protect us.  Even though you can nod your head in agreement with all that, you may have to prove you can trust God over and over again.

Earlier in this blog I referred to this struggle as a battle, and it actually is a spiritual battle that we are all involved in (Ephesians 6:12, “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”).

You can either choose to be a prisoner of war in that battle, or you can be a warrior.  It’s your decision.  Being a prisoner may be the easier choice, but being a prisoner is never pleasant.  Choose to be a warrior.  Put on your full armor as found in Ephesians 6:  “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, which is the word of God:  Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit.”

But most of all, stay close to the Commander.  The closer you get to your Commander, the stronger you will become.


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