A Fixed Fight
It had been a rough couple days so after the children went to sleep I sat on the living room floor and let my tears freely flow. The only words I could fix myself to say was “Lord I am tired.” After I wiped my eyes, I felt the Holy Spirit say “Now get up and fight.” I didn’t quite understand fully what He meant but those words deposited a confidence in me to move to the front of the battle lines. My weapon of choice was Psalms 23.
23 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
About 2 weeks later, worry and stress were consuming my thoughts again, and I heard the Holy Spirit say “this is a Fixed Fight.” Those words immediately stopped every thought in it’s tracks and caused my focus to re-calibrate. Then my eyes shifted from my circumstance to the victory in Jesus and I instantly felt a weight lift from my shoulders and peace take resident in my soul. I remembered hearing Pastor John Gray explain that this is not unto death. These are only shadows of death or threats of death. (Psalm 23: 4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death.)
I want to remind someone that this is a fixed fight! Since the weapons of the enemy can’t prosper he has resolved to throwing whatever he can at you just to distract you from the victory. The funny thing is the enemy knows he can’t win, but he also knows you haven’t realized you were the champion before the battle began.…….