Many people remember the famous line from the American movie, “The Color Purple”, when Sofia looks Miss Celie in the eyes and says, “All my life I had to fight. I had to fight my daddy. I had to fight my uncles. I had to fight my brothers….But I ain’t never thought I had to fight in my own house!“ There are women in the world that know exactly how Sofia felt. They have fought all of their lives and they have fought for everything they have. They don’t back down from anyone or anything. From sun up to sun down they are constantly fighting and arguing with somebody. Whether on the job, on the phone, at the hair salon, in their home, there’s always a battle going on. Instead of entering the ring with them, many people have learned to simply leave them alone. However, no matter how much drama you have been through and are experiencing in your life, it does not have to continue. God can change your life and your surroundings supernaturally. What happens when someone that’s a natural born fighter comes to know the Lord? You may try to continue to fight in the same way you always have, but you quickly discover that it just doesn’t work. Why? In God’s Kingdom, you don’t fight with hate, you overcome with love. In God, you don’t fight with your hands, you fight with the powerful word of God. In Him, you are not fighting flesh and blood, or the people that bother you, you are triumphing over spiritual darkness through the authority of Christ. In Him, you don’t have to push and fight to have God’s best for your life, you simply receive it by faith and wait for God to bring it into your life in His time. It’s a whole new mindset that you must now take on and learn. It’s a beautiful sight to behold when God takes a brawler and gives them His peace, and calms their soul, and fills their heart with His love and compassion. It’s a true testament to just how real and amazing He truly is! Glory to God!
“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” (Colossians 3:15 NLT)
Prayer: Father, no matter how much fighting I have done in my life, I choose to let You fight my battles. I hand over my boxing gloves, and pick up the weapons You have given me to fight with. I yield to You and surrender my life to You and I receive calmness in my soul and peace of mind. I speak Your peace into my home and my relationships. May those around me see the difference You have made in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.