Saturday, May 9, 2015

Fight for the Best!

God's plan for your future is always better than your past. He is always moving you forward.

This is a quote from an old post of mine titled, The Best is Yet to Come. It is so true that with God He is always moving us forward to something better. We should always be looking forward to His best not looking back and romanticizing the past. However there is something that often keeps us from getting God's best. Sometimes we think that God's best will simply appear magically because we believe it will, but that is not how it works. Our faith is instrumental but truly walking in faith is not easy. 

It is hard work because there is an enemy that desperately wants to hold us back by tearing down our faith. He will throw circumstance after circumstance our way in an attempt for us to let go of the vision that God placed before us. He will even try and convince us that God has "closed the door" and that it just wasn't God's plan. I believe that many of us have walked away from God's best for us convinced that it wasn't God's plan because we let our circumstance speak louder than God in our life. 

"Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty."
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States

Often Christians seem to think that life with Jesus should be easy. They think that we should never have to struggle for anything because God is sovereign. There is a belief among many Christians that whatever happens it is because God willed it to happen and therefore we ha e to just accept that He has a plan for that situation. Although there may be times where this is true, most of the time it's a lie from the enemy. 

God expects us to take our authority on this earth and fight for His will to be done. 

Why else would Jesus tell us to pray for God's will to be done on earth? (Matthew 6:10) if God's sovereignty means that His will is always done no matter what then what would be the point of us praying for it? Clearly God's will is not always done because God desires that all men come to repentance (2 Peter 3:9) and there are many who die without repentance. That is why He has called us to go out and make disciples (Matthew 28:19). 

Paul tells us to "fight the good fight of faith" (1Timothy 6:12). He then later tells Timothy to join him "as a good soldier of Christ Jesus" (2 Timothy 2:3). We are in a war and it's time for us to realize it. Just because something doesn't go our way doesn't mean we should turn back. When we meet resistance then we need to fight through! It's time for your breakthrough!

Are you experiencing resistance in an area that you were sure God had told you to move forward?

When looking back at your life were there times you gave up when you should have pushed forward?

Not anymore! It's time to fight through!

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