Is there anyone knocking at your door asking you if they can fight for you? Is there anyone willing to fight for your marriage, your children, your relationships with your friends or your God? If you aren’t willing to fight who will?
Our enemy is greater than many give him credit for and he’s not messing around, his desire is to destroy you, your marriage, your children and church. He is not idle; he is at work in the midst of our churches, our communities and our nation. But who is fighting? We continue with our busy lives, gaining wealth, status and comfort. All the while our enemy's focus is more personal; his focus is the soul of every man, woman and child.
I am reminded of Nehemiah 4:14 where Nehemiah tells the people that they do not need to be afraid of their enemy but they need to “remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and FIGHT for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives (marriages) and your houses.”
A little further in chapter 14 we see how the people continued on with the work God has given them to do. They continued on working even in the midst of knowing the enemy might attack again, but they would not be caught unaware. They were prepared with one hand doing the work and the other hand prepared for battle. I’m sure it made the going slower and harder, but being prepared for the enemy was necessary in order to carry on the work God had given them to do.
Ladies, we are in a battle. I believe that the enemy has done a very good job feeding us lies and keeping us so busy that we don’t even see it. The battle we face today is for the generation that follows us. We have young women believing lies that their happiness and fulfillment is found in bigger and better. We believe lies that the busier we are the more fulfilled we are. We have teens who sit in our Sunday School classes who don’t know what the gospel is. We have women sitting beside us every Sunday who are being pulled into a pit of discouragement and hopelessness because of the crisis they are currently facing in their marriages or with their children.
Who is fighting for them? Is anyone lining up ready to take up their weapons and fight? Or are we all too busy worrying about our own small bubble of the world?
God is calling each of us to rise up and fight for our communities. Ephesians 6:10 reminds us that we are to be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might we are to put on the armor of God, so that we will be able to stand against our enemy and fight.
So if you are not going to rise up and fight who will? I’m tired and I’ve had enough standing by and allowing the enemy to creep into my family (the family of God) and I’m calling all who will join me to rise up and prepare for battle!