Life can be hard at times, and there are moments when you want God to fight your battles for you. But did you know that sometimes your request can be disrupted?
If you want God to fight your battles, you don’t want any roadblocks on your end.
Many years ago, one of my jobs while in high school was a cashier at Ames Department Store. After many months of working there, I firmly got the hang of things. My goal, as well as every other front register clerk, was to be promoted to customer service. In our young minds, if we made it to customer service, we’ve made it with the “big boys”!
One day while on shift, everyone got notice that a woman from corporate would be joining us for about a month, or so. Some were nervous, others…not so much. I was the latter.
The day she arrived ended up being a nightmare for me! It seemed as if she favored everyone except for me. I did my job correctly, my drawer was never short, and I knew the ropes. But for some reason, that didn’t matter to the “white-collar” from corporate.
I’m not going to lie, my feelings were hurt. I wasn’t used to being poorly treated continually by a complete stranger day in and day out. This lasted for around a week until I did something I don’t think I had ever done before!
Instead of calling up my friends and complaining about the corporate worker, I went to Jesus, instead. I vented to Him just like I would one of my friends. That was it.
Would you believe it?! The very next day, the strangest thing happened: The woman who gave me such a hard time and once showed her disdain for me began treating me like royalty! She was almost at my becking call.
“Jennifer, what do you need? Jennifer, is everything okay? Jennifer, do you need help with that. Yes, Jennifer, I’ll look into that.”
I kid you not, it was the strangest thing! It still baffles me till this day.
You see? God fought my battle for me. Because I went to the Lord first, the devil had nothing on me to contest against. You want God to fight your battles without hindrance.
There have been many other times when I did the opposite–venting and complaining to those close to me. But God says to “Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault” (Philippians 2:14-16).
Give the devil an inch–he’ll take a mile. Give him a ride, he’ll take the driver’s seat. The one thing you should never do if you want God to fight your battles without disruption is to have fault.
The quick answer is this: If you want God to fight your battles without disruption, Never give place to the devil (Ephesians 4:27). Don’t let him have a case against you. What does that mean? Well, it simply means this: Be very careful with the words you allow to come out of your mouth and also be wise with your physical actions.
This does not pertain to spiritual battles fought in the second heaven for answered prayer, like in Daniel’s case.
Angels watch and report what you: say, do, and think. The devil and his minions are only able to watch and report only what you: say and do. Those reports go before the Throne of God, accusing us night and day (Zach. 3:1; Rev. 12:10). God is fair and just, and although Jesus pleads our case, there are times when we must be held accountable for our actions.