Tumultuous voices come at us from every communication medium and social setting. At times it seems like our best option is to become a social and media recluse. But, of course, as Christians, that’s the exact opposite of our purpose in life.
How do I stand a chance in a sea of people that would like nothing better than to see me fail? Well, you are in good company. The Bible is full of people that belonged to God and faced insurmountable attacks. It’s part of our job description.
If you want to commiserate with someone, choose Elijah. Read chapters 17-19 of 1 Kings. You’ll feel better.
Pick the Correct Battle
Behind all ungodly decisions are people. Jesus died for us while we were still in our sins (Romans 5:8), and He did the same for the people that are attacking you. We don’t know what God has planned for these people. They may receive Jesus on their deathbeds.
So what should we do? We learn in Ephesians 6:12 (ESV), “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.“
In the verse, above, “rulers” do not mean human rulers. This verse employs a poetical way for Paul to say “the prince of this world,” meaning Satan, as the Apostle John wrote in John 12:31.
So, what should you do? Pray – ask, ask, and ask again! Read the parable of the persistent widow in Luke 18:1-8. Seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance – where God guides, He provides. And write or go to people that you would never expect to give you a minute of their time (knock). Remember, you have the promise that Jesus spoke, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7 ESV)
Back to Elijah
While you are in this spiritual battle, ask Father God for His strength. Jumping back to Elijah, the Scriptures state, “And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel. (1 Kings 18:46 ESV)
Regarding the exceptional feat recorded in 1 Kings 18:46, Benson’s Commentary states, “God gave him more than natural strength, whereby he was enabled to outrun Ahab’s chariot for so many miles together.” I pray God will give you this same strength. Amen!
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