Have you ever wondered why people love to be in the midst of a fight? Is it the adrenaline rush of fear that makes people feel powerful? Is it the sense of being part of something bigger than themselves? Whatever it is, people love to fight for something, to feel like they did something to bring about that change, that victory, that breakthrough.
It amazes me how much peace has been forfeited for the love of the fight. Wounds, scars, memories, trauma, triggers, all come from being in the battle, but instead of backing away from the fight, we engage in it even more. What is it in us that wants to, needs to fight, rather than dwell with the Lord? Psalm 91:8-9 says, “You will only look on with your eyes And see the recompense of the wicked. For you have made the LORD, my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place.” If we are honest, we only fight because we love something about the fight, But if the Lord does not deal with the enemy our “fighting” is in vain.
Think about our hero’s in the faith, God did the fighting and they saw and engaged in the victory. Our mandate is to take dominion over that which God has already subdued. We are to keep the enemy under our feet not engage in battle with him. Then soon the God of peace will crush Satan under His feet, of whom we are are the body (Romans 16:20). Taking possession, holding the line, and keeping under our feet are all postures of victory, not fighting for something.
The enemy loves to get us in a fight, for it wears us out, freaks us out, and runs us out, but last time I checked, I am called to dwell, rest, remain, trust, hope, watch and stand in awe of Yahweh, who is King of kings and Lord of lords. I’m not wasting anything on the enemy not even a fight, I am pouring everything of me out on Him, who is worthy of it all. For praise is still my call and worship is where I see God defeat the enemy. He is victorious always.