The Fighter in You

Life is not for the faint of heart. It challenges us to rise and face some tough situations. It is not uncommon to feel battle fatigued – weary to the bones. Discernment and training are needed to come out ‘standing’ at the end of these seasons. In Psalm 144, David praises God for ‘training his hands for war and his fingers for battle’. By myself I fall short – with God ‘I can leap over a wall’. He carries me when I am weary, strengthens me in weakness, and teaches me the art of war. He grants me wisdom to choose my battles wisely. Then there are times when I am called to ‘stand still’- that’s when He fights for me!

‘From the Heart of a Warrior’

Dear Weary One:

Every time you make inroads in the enemy’s camp, he retaliates. Every truth you speak, every lie you expose, every life you touch, and every bondage broken irritates the enemy. He will react. Never be caught off guard. Expect him to throw punches from anywhere, using anyone. He does not fight fair. Know who the enemy is; often it’s way more than flesh and blood.

Know this – the Lord is with you; He goes before you. He trains and prepares you for the fight. Resist the temptation to give in to weariness. Fight with your hands raised in praise and a heart to gratitude. Sometimes the fight may bring you to your knees, a place of surrender. Other times, it leads to a place of silence – a place where you listen for battle strategies. There are days of unflinching resolve; days when you must refuse to back down. These are the days when you stare the enemy of your destiny in the face and declare that ‘I will not die – but live’. Days when you must call to remembrance who you are and whose you are. Tell yourself that you are ‘more than a conqueror’ because of He who fights for you.

Rest if you must but never quit. I speak life to the fighter in you- the warrior who is tired and weary. Victory is yours! Your current circumstance will not overwhelm you as you are never alone. When you have no fight left – remember, the battle belongs to the Lord. He will never stop fighting you!

‘From my Heart to Yours’

Published by Restored Heart

An educator, author, a mom, friend, and a girl who loves that Her heavenly Father loves doing life with her. Passionate about introducing others to the Christ who heals hearts among other things....

12 thoughts on “The Fighter in You

      1. Completely letting was the moment I truly believed. I woke up from an operation with tubes down my throat and knew I couldn’t bear it. The voice in my head that said “let go” was as clear as day. I let go, went to sleep and never turned back since.

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