YOUR BUILT FOR OPPOSITION!
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February 21, 2017 at 8:35 am
The one who conquers, I will grant him
to sit with me on my throne—Revelation 3:21
Ever been in the middle of something tough, prayed for rescue, and heard . . . nothing? Ever questioned God, in frustration, “Why won’t you answer?”
Could it be that God doesn’t always answer because, sometimes, he wants us to stay right where we are and learn, there, how to fight? Could it be that God sometimes allows trouble and pain to train us, to build our maturity, to make us more reliable conduits of his love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control? We often consider trouble and pain as unnecessary, to be avoided, hindrances to ease and happiness. Might it make more sense to consider trouble and pain as opposition, as a mountaineer views the pitch and the altitude, or as a linebacker views the block and the fake?
We aren’t meant to be men who avoid opposition, numb it or deny it. We aren’t meant to run from battles, to hide and to let others fight. We’re built for opposition. Truthfully, we’d probably wither without it. We must see it, though, for what it is: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12). Our struggle is against being lured into selfishness, indifference, impatience, rage, resignation, or sin in the face of problems at work, or in our finances or relationships or families. These are epic struggles—battles worthy of any man.
Okay, so what do we do?
God doesn’t always take opposition away, brother, because he’s built you to conquer, not to cower. And he’s given you everything you’ll need. Spend time this week reading and meditating upon Ephesians 6:10-17. Write out what the words mean to you, personally, practically.
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February 21, 2017 at 12:14 pm
Thank you. I read you last post also. God bless.sheila.tolsonPrayers: 2880Requests: 24
February 21, 2017 at 1:12 pm
Awesome , Thanks for sharing!! Ephesians 6:10-18 is like bread to me which I eat several times a day. You have nothing to lose but all to gain when you eat this kind of bread 🙂 It’s great for your soul!soundyaaPrayers: 3085Requests: 12
February 22, 2017 at 8:57 am
Yes indeed, great food happy to see more of these as you feel inspired 🙂jtylerk9Prayers: 1512Requests: 7
February 22, 2017 at 9:28 am
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