Tools, Weapons, Skill Sets, Strategies… All of these have their place in our lives, and scripture teaches us that God trains us and anoints us for taking on various missions within our lifetime.
As we face trials, conflicts, challenges, and outright battles in our lives, we are to utilize what we have been given to “fight the good fight.”
Discipline, training, and perseverance are character builders and are central to the development of our maturity. However, our victories and successes are ultimately not due to our overwhelming intelligence or physical prowess.
The most critical aspect of life’s challenges remains in God’s hands: Victory!
When we see the enormity of an approaching trial and we feel the fear that is induced when we compare it with our own inadequacy in the natural realm, we can breathe deeply of the Spirit of Peace. Let confidence flood our hearts because victory and success are already in God’s hands!
“‘Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty.”
~ Zechariah 4:6
“There is no wisdom, no insight, no plan that can succeed against the Lord. The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord.”
~ Proverbs 21:30-31