How to win the battles of life? You may be facing a battle that seems impossible or you may feel like things are hopeless, but God created you to overcome every battle you face. You are more than a conqueror through Christ. (Romans 8:37) So, how to win the battles of life? Here is one huge Biblical truth that is a key to victory for you.
THE BATTLE IS NOT YOURS
Life is filled with battles. In John 16:33 Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble.” Jesus didn’t say you might encounter trouble, He said there will be battles in life. However, He didn’t stop there. He also said, “But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
If you want to live a life of victory every day you need to know how to win the battles in life. The good news is in Jesus you have the victory over anything and everything that tries to come against you. The key is – knowing you don’t have to face the battle alone. Jesus is with you. The battle is not yours! In fact that is exactly what the Lord told the nation of Israel in 2 Chronicles 20:15, “…Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, …”
The Battle Belongs to the Lord
Israel was surrounded by 3 enemy armies. Those armies were greater, better equipped and better trained. Israel did not know what to do. It looked hopeless. So, King Jehoshaphat said lets pray and the the Lord responded, “…You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions, stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you.” The battle was not theirs it belonged to the Lord.
Instead of trying to fight the enemy with the sword and spear Jehoshaphat did what the Lord said to do and sent out the praisers and God defeated the armies of Moab, Ammon and Mount Seir. Israel won the victory.
He Always Causes Us to Triumph
Like the Israelite s when faced with what seems to be an impossible battle, all you need to do is look to the Lord, then take up your position and stand firm. Put your trust in God’s plan and His power and He, will bring the victory! “He always causes us to triumph.” (2Corinthians 2:14) The battle is not yours – it belongs to the Lord.
Even though the battle is not yours God still requires us to face the enemy. In 2Chronicles 20:16 God tells the Israelite s, “Tomorrow march down against them (the enemy).” Even though God assured them the battle wasn’t theirs He made them go out and face the enemy. The issue is where is your trust? Is it in God or is in it you and your ability?
Be Strong in the Lord
Don’t try and fight the battles of life in your own strength. The apostle Paul gives us these words of encouragement, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10). In other words don’t rely on your own strength. Trust the Lord – the battle is not your, it’s belongs to the Lord.
The next time you are in a battle remember you are not alone. The Lord is with you and the battle is not yours! Ask the Lord for help, go out and face whatever the enemy is and then stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. This is how to win the battles of life!