There are times in our lives when God will call us into battle. Yes, He will. There are also times in our lives when God will judge and fight the battle for us. Yes, He will. The key is knowing when to fight and when to wait.
Ephesians 6:10-20, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
When we arm ourselves in the Word of God, we are ready for any battle that comes our way. We become His mighty warrior at the appropriate time and place. Sometimes the fight is about loving our enemy; and sometimes the fight is about running toward the battlefield and defending our own. Sometimes we have to battle for what is right and what is God’s; it all depends on His orders – our Commander.
Are you ready to hear God’s call to battle? Would you know it if He called? Pray today and ask God to help you be the warrior He needs for you to be – at the right time and right place.