As believers, one way that we know that we are on the right track is when we experience our tests and trials. One of the worst places for a child of God to be is in a place of uneventful-ness. You see, when our lives are uneventful, that’s generally a sign that you, as a Christian, aren’t a threat to the enemy.
I was watching the movie, “Battleship” and as long as the ships did not aim their guns and fire on the aliens, the aliens didn’t see them as a threat and ignored them. Many times, in our spiritual journey, we’ve turned into that vessel that’s fully armed but not fighting and the enemy doesn’t view us as being significant. But, I have to tell you… you aren’t a rowboat. You’re a Battleship!!!
You weren’t called to sit on the sidelines. You weren’t equipped to ride the bench. You were meant to be in the game. But, just know that once you begin, or get back into, the fight… the battle will be tough. There will be times of regret, resentment and reason. Reason? Yes, there will be times that your greatest fight will be in your mind! It doesn’t make sense to fight. It isn’t reasonable to put yourself out there like that and no one receive you. It’s dumb to keep doing what you’re doing…
But, when the battle gets hottest and your doubt seems the greatest… that is when we must understand that the battle isn’t ours but God’s. We are only instruments fit for His use. We are the pieces on the chessboard. He is our Commander and Chief, we are the soldiers and we must put our trust in Him.
I’m reminded of a seaward voyage. During this trip, a great storm came up. The waves were incredible! Some of them could have easily eaten the ship. The ship was being flung around like a toy boat in a child’s bath water. The crew and passengers on the ship were distraught. People were seasick. There was water everywhere. Even the captain, began to worry about the ship’s ability to stay afloat. Then a couple of guys remembered their friend, the one who brought them on this trip. When they found him, he was in a room, in the bottom of the ship… fast asleep. Everyone onboard had lost their minds but here he lay sleeping. They are like, “Dude, we all gone DIE!!!” Irritated that they woke him up, he got up, and came up on deck. He then rebuked the wind and told the water, “Peace, be still”.
There are a lot of different things that can be said about this story but the greatest at this moment is this… When we follow the Lord, there will be storms but just know that He called you and He is in the ship. The storm may get rough but He has the power to settle it.
God is working a mighty work, particularly in one area of my life. This area has been a place of great struggle for me. I have placed this area on the altar many times and He has given me great grace to handle it. Sometimes, when it looks like things are starting to come to a head, the enemy brings turmoil back to it. But, that only tells me that the end of that thing is near!!!
Proverbs 3:3-6 NKJV
Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart,
And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
I love you ALL!!!