How many times have we heard the saying let God fight your battles? Yes, God will fight your battles but I am so convinced that God wants to fight your battles through you. I know that this is very unpopular because as Christians we just think that we are just supposed to sit by and let people stomp all over us as we turn the other cheek. BUT NO. No as in, there are times where we need to turn the other cheek and that is when we are not being malicious in trying to get back at others but that does not apply when it comes to drawing boundaries and allowing God to use you to fight your own battles. And you may be wondering how to know the difference. How do you know when to let go and let God and when to let God fight your battles using you to do it? Because there is a time for each and the answer is not always to just lay down and take the mistreatment of people who are mistaking your kindness for weakness just because they know you are not going to do anything about it.
Unfortunately, I made the same mistake. I used to be a very aggressive person at first. But as I grew in my Christian walk and God humbled me (which means God hurts your feelings through a series of unfortunate events) I tamed my aggression and I became very passive. That allowed people to mistake my kindness for weakness and I thought I was doing God’s will by just sitting there and allowing them to do it and forgiving them in the name of Jesus. And that is when God was like GIRL, get up and stop allowing these people to do you wrong. God told me that he loved the FIGHT in me, but not the aggression. Meaning that I could keep the willpower but to get rid of the aggressive way I was using it. If that makes sense?
If it makes sense to you great because it did not make sense to me, at first. God had to explain what he meant to me and God led me to study the life of David in the Bible and even Jesus. And that is when I began to understand what God meant. To have both the willpower and to use the strength of God, that allows God to fight your battles through you without being worldly in how you come at people who do you wrong (cursing, yelling, backstabbing, etc). And this is what I am going to teach you, the balance. But before we get into the post, check out my video below where I talk about the Christian clap back and how to handle people who come for you. God’s way. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel by clicking here.
First, God Will Fight Your Battles through You If You Declare He Will
So I actually have an entire video on the story of David called what to do when people don’t believe in you and what I said in that video is that it did not matter who was talking trash to David, David would always clap back BUT he would do it in the name of the living God KNOWING God would come through for him. He would not sit down and cower in fear and listen to them allowing other people to make fun of him and let people make him think less of himself.
For example, when David was going to slay Goliath not only did people not believe in him but they pretty much low key threw some shade, called him a little boy, and told him that the only thing he was good at was running around in the forest and playing with some sheep. Notice that David did not put his head down and cry and walk off, because if he had, then he would have missed his destiny. He just spoke the truth:
And Saul said You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight him. For you are [only] a young man and he has been a warrior since his youth.
But David said to Saul, Your servant was tending his father’s sheep. When a lion or a bear came and took a lamb out of the flock, I went out after it and attacked it and rescued the lamb from its mouth; and when it rose up against me, I seized it by its whiskers and struck and killed it. Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them since he has taunted and defied the armies of the living God. David said, â€œThe Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine. 1 Samuel 17: 35-37
And this is the first lesson that we learn from David. You have to be bold in what you think or better yet KNOW God can do for you. Remember I said to be bold, not cocky. If every time someone told you something you did not like you started telling them that they do not know who they are messing with because you are a child of God that is just arrogance. So speak with boldness but be careful not to be cocky. David suffered from what I like to call spiritual cockiness (your confidence comes from God that is working in you and not yourself) that I did an entire video on that you can watch below. Which is understanding who you are in Christ, who fights on your side, and that as long as you have God on your side then you can do anything and there is no issue declaring that and believing that. And don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel by clicking here.
Second, God Will Fight Your Battles and Win Because Greater Is He That Is In You
A lot of time the reason why people cower in fear and they do not say or do anything when people come against them is because they fear the person that is coming against them and what that person can do to them. But when you do that then you realize that you are serving two masters because you are putting more fear and authority in them then you are in the one that lives in you which is the spirit of God. And if you believe that God will fight your battles through you, then you cannot be afraid of other people. How can God use you to fight your own battles if you are scared of the person that he is trying to fight the battle against?
Let’s go back to the story of David when he was facing Goliath. And by facing, I do mean that he was face to face, with this giant and Goliath began to talk trash to David. Under normal people’s circumstances, someone would have been fearful. Here is a giant that is a warrior, is literally saying that he wants to kill you. But David did not fear not because he felt that he could kill Goliath on his own, but because He knew that God was going to use him to kill Goliath, so David did not back down. No matter how big Goliath was, God was bigger.
The Philistine also said to David, â€œCome to me, and I will give your flesh to the birds of the sky and the beasts of the field.
Then David said to the Philistine, You come to me with a sword, a spear, and a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have taunted. This day the Lord will hand you over to me, and I will strike you down and cut off your head. And I will give the corpses of the army of the Philistines this day to the birds of the sky and the wild beasts of the earth, so that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, and that this entire assembly may know that the Lord does not save with the sword or with the spear; for the battle is the Lord’s and He will hand you over to us. 1 Samuel 17: 44-47
I do not want you to get carried away thinking that God wants you to kill people or something crazy, but notice that David gave glory to God first, knowing that he was going to be used by God in order to win this battle against this giant and by some miracle putting a rock into his head like some bullet and killing him. This would seem impossible in normal people terms BUT WITH GOD, who is fighting your battles and wants you to win; anything is possible. Even defeating a giant without even laying your hands on Him. Also, check out my video below on how to fear no man, and what to do if you are facing a hostile work environment. Click here to subscribe to my YouTube Channel.
Third, Use Your Discernment
One of the best gifts that God gives us is the Holy Spirit and with the Holy Spirit, He gives us the gifts of discernment which basically means that he can tell you anything about anyone. Take for example when Jesus was teaching and we know that some of the overly religious leaders had issues with Him, and so they set out to actually come for Jesus but they just did not do that outright, instead what they did was say one thing with their mouth (pretending to be for him) and but meant another thing when really they were trying to trap him.
Then the Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap him in his words. They sent their disciples to him along with the Herodians. Teacher, they said, â€œwe know that you are a man of integrity and that you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are. Tell us then, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay the imperial tax to Caesar or not?
But Jesus, knowing their evil intent, said, You hypocrites, why are you trying to trap me? Matthew 22: 15-18
Noticed that Jesus knew their intent, that is something called discernment in the sense that most of the time God will just tell you how to handle people. Because while the Pharisees were trying to trap Jesus and trip him up over his words, Jesus answered perfectly thus giving the perfect Christian clap black. So when God is fighting your battle through you even when using the gift of discernment God will tell you what other people’s intentions are for you, if they are against you, what to say, how to say it, and how to handle them in a way that does not dishonor you and does not dishonor God. And because I seem to have a video on just about everything, for those who want to know more about discernment it is a spiritual gift and you can check out my video below. Which will tell you how to develop your spiritual gifts including discernment.
Last, Just Ask God Himself How To Deal With Them
This seems so simple, right? But yet so many people just go about doing the most but they really don’t inquire what they are supposed to be doing and so they step out doing things their way, getting back at people the wrong way, or not at all and then they sit around wondering where it all went wrong wondering why God did not fight their battles for them.
But it’s like okay, did you ever ask God what was required of you in order for Him to fight your battles? Exactly? And so now we are going to go back to David because as you can see he is one of my favorite people.
David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?” “Pursue them,” he answered. “You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue.” 1 Samuel 30:8
Then it came about afterward that David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go up to one of the cities of Judah?” And the LORD said to him, “Go up So David said, “Where shall I go up?” And He said, “To Hebron.” 2 Samuel 2:1
So David inquired of the LORD, saying, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the LORD said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines and deliver Keilah.” 1 Samuel 23:2
Okay, so these are just three Bible verses about David and legit I could go on and on and on and on when it comes to David inquiring upon the Lord and that is why David always knew what to do. And literally David was inquiring upon the Lord in a legit battle so it was very easy for him to win the battle because God told him where to go, what to do, how to do it, how to win, and in some cases God even told him that He was going to go before David to help him win the battle.
When David inquired of the Lord, He said, You shall not go up, but circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees. And when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall pay attention and act promptly, for at that time the Lord will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines. 2 Samuel 5:23-24
How insane is this, that David is literally winning battles as in life or death battles, and all you are asking is for, is for God to fight your battles against other people. And I am so sure that those people are not trying to kill you. So if God can do it for David then surely He can do it for you! Amen!
Should we turn the other cheek sure, but take that in context meaning that we should not get back at people in terms of being malicious or doing things out of anger or a place of rage. If you are doing something to bring justice to yourself and your situation then do not feel bad. Do not feel bad for telling people no, for setting boundaries and to stop allowing people to use and abuse you. Do not feel bad if God is telling you to be bold and let people know in the most Christian way possible to stop coming for you and if they donâ€™t then they are going to have the face you and the one who fights with you and that is not a battle they are going to win.
And like David, it is not bad to say that, it is just declaring what you know to be true. You are trying to save them from getting hurt from the one who backs you. Just like 1 Chronicle 16:22 says to not touch God’s and anointed and He anyone who touches you touches the apple of His eye Zechariah 2:8. So it is not cocky to speak the truth and it is not arrogant to operate in truth and to get your father on those who decide not to act right. Because God wants to fight your battles, God wants to give you justice, and He wants to work with you through the power of the Holy Spirit to allow that to happen.
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