One of the things I don’t like doing is fighting people. I like to make up with people as soon as possible otherwise I’d lose my sleep! Can’t afford that you know 🙂. So when my 5 year old ( an ardent fan of Star Wars 😀) asked me what I don’t like about Star Wars, my quick reply was “the fighting”. His even quicker answer to that is “but mummy, they fight to save the Galaxy! They just don’t fight for nothing!!”

The wisdom in this reply by such a little child actually stopped me in my tracks and made me think deeply. While I’d never advocate actually fighting people, in life we tend to face so many battles. We fight situations, circumstances, mindsets, being put in a box, negativity, rejections, strongholds … and the list goes on and on.

To have or achieve anything worthwhile on this side of eternity, we have to fight . For some the battles are more intense than it is for others. You might even decide I don’t wanna fight, just wanna be in my own little corner doing my own thing. Just leave me be where I am. There’s however a common enemy we all are up against who will fight us whether we want to or not. This enemy doesn’t want any good for mankind. So whatever you do you’re in a battle anyway! You might as well make sure you come out of this unsolicited battle a victor.

The best way I have found to do the battle of life is by staying connected to One who is stronger than my enemy, my power source: Jehovah, the mighty man of war. When you stay connected to him in the spiritual realm, He makes much power available in the physical to combat and be a victor. He gives you the wisdom to strategise, inspiration to know the right things to do and say in all situations, and the power to simply thwart the devil in all his plans for your life so you can laugh in his face!

You have to ensure you fight a well directed battle so you don’t fight as one beating the air. This can only be done with the help of One who’s gone ahead of you to ensure your victory.

Truth is battles are inevitable. May the Lord give us all the wisdom and tenacity required so we can win all the time! #fightthegoodfight #emporedforwarfare #victoryinchrist #glorytogod

Tosin Oyelakin

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