Jeev has bought a table tennis table. After fixing the table together, he was so excited and called me to play. The first game…. I lost….the second game…. I lost… the third game…. I was losing. I was soooo mad, I was angry with the TT table… I was angry that he bought it… and I firmly told him… ‘this is the last game I’m playing on this table.’ Gosh, I just sooo hated to lose!!! It’s been a week now and I have sorta got the hang of the game. Y’day I won the two games that we played, and Hey!!! I don’t mind playing anymore!!! 😉 But, now…. Jeev kinda didn’t like losing!!! 🙂 I think It’s human nature to fight for victory!!! Nobody likes to lose. There is a fighter spirit that God has placed inside of each of us!!! But when it comes to Life in general and spiritual things…. I see people give up so easily in their life’s battle and I wonder, Why wouldn’t they press on???
We are living in the last days, before the return of Christ our Lord. The work of the enemy is rampant everywhere. Broken homes, sicknesses at its peak, sinful pleasures on the rise…. and the list is truly endless. In such a world what should be the response of the Christian….. I have often pondered!!! Satan seems to be fighting battles in the lives of people…. and to me, 90 percent of the times, he seems to be getting the victory!!! When I see the lives of people around me, and when I hear stories of people even in the church, to me it seems like the enemy is conquering and gaining the victory, because people have quit praying. It makes me sad…. really sad.
Okay, this is not going to be preachy. But here is my point for you to just sit and ponder: “Whatever your situation is, you have victory over that situation, because Jesus was torn into pieces for you and your family.” Don’t ever give up in your battle. Your enemy is just a defeated foe. All he knows to do and say is…. “Oh… what if it becomes like this…. and what if it becomes like that ..” and put fear into your heart. But you, Take up the shield of Faith with which you can quench all the fiery darts of the evil one and stand firm!!! You belong to the Victors side.
Don’t EVER quit praying. You see, there is a huuuuuge difference between those who pray for their situations to change and those who sit back accepting their situation as a ‘fate’ and that too from God!!! Listen, God loves you…. and His thoughts for you are never to destroy you but to build you up and give you a future that all eyes will be jealous of!!!! In Luke 18, Jesus Himself says that men should always pray and at NO point give up!!! Don’t struggle with your situations….. wrestle with God if you have to, like Jacob did!!!! The Bible says that Jacob wrestled with God and would not let Him go until GOD BLESSED HIM!!! Are you wrestling with God in prayer like Jacob did??? Or have you accepted your defeat already???
Paul and Silas were flogged and beaten mercilessly for the sake of Christ and thrown into prison. With wounds all over and bleeding in pain, can you guess what they did??? The Bible says they Prayed and sang hymns to God. Following that, there was a violent earthquake which broke open all the prison doors and their chains were broken!!! Prayer can do the same thing in your life too!!! No matter what kind of chain Satan has brought into your life….. God can break it loose by His mighty power in a ‘MOMENT’. But the question is, What are ‘you’ doing: “ARE YOU PRAYING???“.
“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.” Acts 16:25,26
Have Faith in God. He will do the impossible!!! Blessed year ahead!!!