Determined

 

Determined

Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you. — 2 Chronicles 20:17

In this journey of life, you will want to quit. There comes a time in everyone’s life when they just want to lie down and stop. What separates those who falter and fail from those who experience victory is their ability to get back up. There are so many battles that are won by simply outlasting the enemy.

We will all get knocked down. You can’t stop that, but it is up to you whether you get back up.

Determine to persevere in faith — even when you don’t feel strong. Your feelings will limit you because you don’t actually know what you are capable of until you show yourself. As we stand firm, our Lord fights for us. It will be hard. When did we start imagining there could be a victory without a battle? Is there a battle that you keep drawing back from? Is there spiritual ground that you have backed off of? God is calling you back into position. He who promised you is faithful. God is strong and He wants you strong. He will reveal His strength to you so He can reveal His strength through you.

When you are tired, when you want to stop, remember what He says in 2 Chronicles 20:17:

You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.

The Lord fights for us. Sometimes the victory comes if we just keep showing up. We win as we keep loving, keep giving, keep serving, and keep learning. Other battles are won in song. When we sing the Word of God we are singing a sword of the Spirit. When we pray His promises we are singing a prayer. Some battles are won in silence and surrender to Him. We are so confident that God is good and does good that we just smile confidently, knowing that He has it. When we go out in His strength, we can face anything that life throws at us — discouragement, exhaustion, or outright opposition. We are told,

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. — Isaiah 41:10

Almighty God, I will stand in Your faithfulness as You fight for me. I choose determination and perseverance each and every day, until the battle is won.

I AM STRONG when I stand, confident that the Lord my God is fighting for me.

Excerpted with permission from Strong by Lisa Bevere, copyright Lisa Bevere.

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