Have you ever struggled with something so much that you feel like giving up? Or someone oppressed you in a situation that you know what they are doing is wrong but they have so much power in that situation. Sometimes you feel like fighting for yourself but you realize you won’t go far in the natural.
Whether it is in your marriage, job, church, work, let the Lord fight your battles. When you attempt to fight, it gets ugly. When He fights for you, you are left with a testimony that you can use to encourage others. It may seem like nothing is happening when you continue to watch injustice. But keep in my that God is working all things for you once you are living your calling. Stay focused on His word. Our battles is won on our knees. No matter how difficult or hurtful a situation is, fighting in the natural makes things worse. But when you let God fight your battles, He does it right. In 1 Samuel 17, Goliath used words to put fear into the Israelites along with his size. Many times, some people or circumstances may seem like Goliath to us. But our God is great than any Goliath. In Verse 37 David attitude is the attitude believers need to have. He uses words just like Goliath and says, “The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” Goliath looks down on David due to his size and age and uses words to demean David. David again uses words and says, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with 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 defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you and take your head from you. And this day I will give the carcasses of the camp of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the wild beasts of the earth, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. 47 Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.” David won in spite of his small size and having no weapons of war compare to Goliath.
We need to face our Goliaths, not in fear like everyone else did, but in the name of our Lord like David did. God does not depend on our size or intellect to fight our battles. He depends on His might once we trust Him.
1 Samuel 17:47
Then all this assembly shall know that the Lord does not save with sword and spear; for the battle is the Lord’s, and He will give you into our hands.”
Ann Makena is a wife and a mother. Outside of home, she is an independent instruct through community education and mainly instructs of intercultural communications and relations, parenting among other personal growth subjects for adults. She is a co-host of a local TV show within twin cities metro area. Ann is an ordained pastor and teaches on spiritual growth and application of scriptures. She is an inspirational speaker. She is the founder of sister charitable organization in U.S. and in Kenya providing home for orphaned and abandoned children. She also advocates for those oppressed among other ministries. She is the author of “Become Whole, Unbreakable and Unstoppable” and “Knowing and Yielding to The Voice That Counts” She is a co-author of “Miracles Still Happen, IF YOU DON’T BELIEVE-EXPLAIN ME” with her son Nate Munene (who was not expected to survive at birth has endured major medical complications and is thriving). Ann has found success in parenting in spite of dealing with severe medical conditions and believes trusting God and being intentional brings about success. Ann has M.A in Ministry leadership, M.A in Theological studies, B.A in Psychology-Counseling and B.A. in Divinity. She has C.P.E. (Clinical Pastoral Education). She previously served as a full-time hospice chaplain for 10 years. She provided spiritual and emotional support for patients facing end of life diagnosis, along with their families as well as officiating funerals for some. "I have a heart for oppressed women and single mothers of the world. I enjoying spending time with family, reading, writing, quiet time, and gospel/inspirational music among other interests. I stand on, Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths,” NKJV."