Want to know how to win life’s battles? The most effective way to deal with outside issues is with our inner strength. Our inner strength only comes from our relationship with God.
Win Your Biggest Battles
As Christians we’re not in a physical fight, but we’re fighting for the faith that we might earnestly contend for the faith that was once delivered unto the saints. It’s a mandate of the Scriptures. The question is are you fit for the fight? I can assure you today that adversity will challenge your fitness, your faith, and your mental toughness. The “many afflictions” will test your ability to withstand the intense opposition around you.
The command of our text are the words written to a young pastor. The instruction to “war a good warfare” are written on parchment and rolled into a scroll and delivered to a battered, betrayed, battle-weary spiritual soldier of the cross of Jesus.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.
2 Kings 4:8-16
8 One day Elisha went to Shunem. And a well-to-do woman was there, who urged him to stay for a meal. So whenever he came by, he stopped there to eat. 9 She said to her husband, “I know that this man who often comes our way is a holy man of God. 10 Let’s make a small room on the roof and put in it a bed and a table, a chair and a lamp for him. Then he can staythere whenever he comes to us.”
11 One day when Elisha came, he went up to his room and lay down there. 12 He said to his servant Gehazi, “Call the Shunammite.” So he called her, and she stood before him. 13 Elisha said to him, “Tell her, ‘You have gone to all this trouble for us. Now what can be done for you? Can we speak on your behalf to the king or the commander of the army?’”
She replied, “I have a home among my own people.”
14 “What can be done for her?” Elisha asked.
Gehazi said, “She has no son, and her husband is old.”
15 Then Elisha said, “Call her.” So he called her, and she stood in the doorway. 16 “About this time next year,” Elisha said, “you will hold a son in your arms.”
“No, my lord!” she objected. “Please, man of God, don’t mislead your servant!”
19 Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,”[a] says the Lord.
Spiritual soldiers employ spiritual weapons. They wear spiritual armor; they carry shells of faith, they wear breastplates of righteousness; they wear a helmet of salvation, but above all they take the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. And in the had of a believer those weapons are mighty! Win Your Biggest Battles!
2 Corinthians 10:4
4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.
PUT YOUR LIFE INTO THE HANDS OF GOD AND LEAVE IT THERE!
There is not a battle He cannot win!
There is not a need He cannot meet!
There is not a hurt He cannot heal!
There is not a person that He does not love!
There is not a soul that He cannot save!
There is not a burden that He cannot bear!
There is not a promise that He will not keep!
There is not a problem that He cannot solve!
1 Peter 5:7
7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
1 Timothy 6:6-8
6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
14 For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, 15 by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace,