Daily Devotional – 7/7/14 “Why are you fighting?”

Why are you fighting with the enemy? Why are you even wasting your energy? Don’t you know it makes no sense for you to constantly keep fighting a battle that isn’t even yours? If you’re wondering why you can’t win, it maybe the tactics you’re using. God never told you to fight those who consistently do you wrong but the bible says in Romans 12:14, “Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.” God never said to hate those who hate you, misuse those who misuse you or turn away from those who turned you away but the bible says in Romans 12:20, “Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” This is why you have to love the hell out of folk. It’s not for your good but it’s for theirs. Don’t you know by now that the enemy’s tricks are more clever and the more you fight them, the harder they fight back. So, why not love them to shame? This means loving them until they become shame they ever even tried you in the first place. Don’t you know the enemy has no other choice but to back down when they see their schemes and plans no longer work on you? I mean, if you keep pushing on a door that won’t open, wouldn’t you eventually give up? Well, it’s the same thing. If the enemy constantly tries to break you but every time he throws something your way, you allow it to bounce off of you, the enemy has no choice but to flee because he’ll soon get tired of fighting a losing battle. Oh, and let me drop this in your spirit; you don’t even have to do any heavy lifting to get rid of your enemy because he digs his own grave. You don’t have to take my word for it but take God at His because the bible says in Proverbs 26:27, “Whoever digs a pit will fall into it; if someone rolls a stone, it will roll back on them.” This is why I asked, why are you fighting? It was never said that your enemy wouldn’t try to attack you and most times it’ll look as if the enemy is winning but God has already made provisions for your enemies but you have to let him do it His way. This is why Isaiah 54:17 says, “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the LORD.”

Oh but get this, just because you don’t have to fight it doesn’t mean you run every time the enemy shows up. The bible didn’t say fight but it does say in James 4:7, “So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Have the fight in you to resist the enemy but don’t fight him. Have the fight in you to declare that nothing evil that is formed against you will succeed but don’t fight. So again I have to ask, why are you fighting anyway when the battle isn’t even yours, its God’s? And you can check God’s references, He’s never lost!

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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