How do you fight?
I’m not talking about how you physically fight. I’m talking about spiritually. How do you fight the enemy? How do you fight the everyday struggles of life? How do you fight against the fear and worry? How do you get relief from the torment?
I hope your answer is that you fight on your knees because that’s the only way to fight and truly win.
I don’t know if you have seen the movie “The War Room,” but if you haven’t you should go watch it now! That is one of my favorite movies ever! In the movie, an elderly lady teaches a young woman how to properly fight for her husband and their marriage. She teaches her that her fight isn’t against her husband, but it’s against the devil. The elderly woman tells the younger woman to get a “War Room,” where she can do her fighting, where she can fight in prayer on her knees.
I touched on this a little in my previous blog “Dear Praying Momma,” but I wanted to go deeper into it. There is a song I’ve recently rediscovered called “Surrounded.” One of the lines in the song says, “This is how I fight my battles.” I heard this line and began thinking, what does that actually mean?
Today has been rough. My son cried almost all day. I couldn’t do anything to get him to hush. Finally, I picked him up and held him closely. I began to sing the words to this song. I kept singing, and I got louder and louder. As I was singing these words over and over, it hit me. This is how I fight my battles—in prayer, in communication with the only One who truly hears the cries of my heart.
He’s the One who truly knows what my heart says.
He’s the One who sees my frustration.
HE is the ONLY One who can fix the problem in front of me.
I went from of a place of crying out to a place of complete declaration. My spirit was screaming to anyone listeningthat THIS is how I fight. THIS is how I win. THIS is how I take care of my business. No longer do I fight from a place of fear. No longer do I fight from a place of frustration. I fight with my weapon in hand, declaring to the enemy that I am not moving. The enemy cannot have my mind, my home, my ministry, my husband, my children, or my family.
Wow, what a revelation this was to me! My heart was bold and all of what I was feeling was wrapped up into sevensimple words:
This is how I fight my battles.
That person that the enemy continued to use to get under my skin, now was laid at the altar. That friendship I continued to pursue but knew I would never get was laiddown. That situation at home, at work, at church, it was all laid down at God’s feet.
“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Ephesians 6:12
Please understand that your fight isn’t against a person. It is against the enemy. You HAVE to expose him so you can properly fight.
If you are trying to kill a weed, and you just take scissors and cut the top part, the part you can see, then all you’redoing is temporarily removing it from your sight. It’s still there, you just can’t see it anymore. It will grow back, and you’ll have to continue cutting it. Instead, to kill a weed you have to dig it up at the root and kill it. That’s how you stop it once and for all from coming back.
This is the same way you have to deal with the enemy. Get down to the root of the problem and KILL IT!
Begin to declare so that all of Heaven can hear. Let hell know that you mean business. THIS is how you fight your battles: on your knees in the presence of God.
I declare over you and your situation right now! I declare that God will give you a new will to fight, and when you fight, you will fight the right way.
This is how you fight your battles.
This is how I fight my battles!
“…perhaps you were born for such a time as this.”