How To Win The Battles of Life
By Min. Fai Clinton:-
Principles on winning life battles using King Jehoshaphat as our case study:- 2 Chronicles 20
Identify Your ENEMY
Verse 1 of 2 chronicles chapter 20 shows us the first principle in overcoming the battles of life:
Identify your enemy. This seems like a rather obvious principle but actually it isn’t.
Many people simply do not know who their enemy is. They start mistrusting everyone. Often we think the enemy is some other person even our own family members. But they may not be the ones who are standing against us but for us. Many times the enemy is our own attitude the way we handle the situation. Before we can start winning our battles we have to know who are enemy is.
Principle number two
Don’t Be Driven By EMOTION
Of course Jehoshaphat was afraid. He had every right to be. Three nations were coming up against him. That would be a typical reaction for all of us. But don’t let your emotions take control of you.
Some people do that don’t they? 🤷🏽♂️
They let their emotions take control of them. They will get mad, they will get angry, they will be furious, and look out if you are standing anywhere around them when that happens.
Take Your Problems To The LORD
Let’s see verse three of our case study.
“Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.” 2 Chronicles 20:3
When Jehoshaphat learned that three nations were coming against him he was afraid but instantly he set himself to seek the LORD.
Admit You Need HELP
The fourth principle in winning the battles of life is to admit you need help.
Jehoshaphat did when he said.
“We are powerless before this great multitude who are coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”
Rely On God’s POWER
Did you notice that after Jehoshaphat admitted, “Lord, I don’t know what to do,” he added, “but our eyes are on You” (2 Chron. 20:12).
The fifth principle in overcoming life’s battles is to rely on God’s power. We need to get our eyes on the Lord. Too often we have got our eyes on everything else on everything except the One who can solve our problems.
Circumstances are like a mattress: If we are on top we rest easy. But if we are underneath we might suffocate.
If we keep our eyes on the Lord we’ll stay on top of our circumstances.
Relax In FAITH
Notice how God responded to Jehoshaphat’s prayer:
“Thus says the LORD to you, ‘Do not fear or be dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours but God’s.” 2 Chron. 20:15
The sixth principle in overcoming life’s battles is to relax in faith.
So many Christians today are totally worn out because they are trying to fight God’s battles in our own power.
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When we first become Christians we tend to think, “God, You don’t know what a deal You got when You got me. I’m going to bring in Your kingdom single-handedly. I will go out and win the world and really help You.”
So we work really hard but eventually come crawling back on our hands and knees saying, “Lord, I know I have really disappointed You. I’m so sorry. I have really let You down.”
Paul says it this way:
“As you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.” Col 2:6
In other words just the way you became a believer, be sure to live the Christian life the same way. You didn’t become a Christian by working really hard by promising to be perfect by doing all kinds of good things by doing all kinds of works for the Lord. You became a Christian by trusting in the work that Jesus did for you. The Bible says that salvation is not of works. It’s by the grace of God through the sacrifice of Christ. You just came to Him and said, “Lord, I believe in you I give myself to You let me trust You and live for you.”
The Christian life is a walk of faith. If God says He will take care of it He will.
“Has God ever broken His promise? No! Never! So relax and allow Him to be in charge.”
Hear me, this for me is the hardest lesson to learn. That is because I want to be in charge. I want to do things my way. I have spent a lot of time running around trying to win the battle but notice what God says to Jehoshaphat He says
“You need not fight in this battle; station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out to face them, for the LORD is with you.” 2 Chron. 20:17
What does it mean to stand firm when you have got a problem when you are facing a battle when you are in a crisis of life? It’s a mental attitude of quiet confidence that says, “I’m going to trust God.” If He has promised you that He will take care of it He will.
Blessed by this ministration…😍
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Beautiful write-up!so challenging and inspiring.
God bless you dear son.