38 “We should keep away from these men for now. We should leave them alone. I can guarantee that if the plan they put into action is of human origin, it will fail. 39 However, if it’s from God,you won’t be able to stop them. You may even discover that you’re fighting against God.”
We all live for something. Whether it’s to revolutionize public education, get a boyfriend, or just to see “Arrested Development” back on the air. It’s on your mind, on your heart, anything can remind you of it and somehow the conversation always comes back to it. There’s always something.
But what if you find out that you’re fighting for a losing team? What if Arrested Development never comes back on? What if the education system stays flawed? What if the guy or girl you dream about never likes you back? There’s no guarantee that you’ll see it coming, and if it fails, then what?
Reading Acts lately has been making me think a lot about what I live for every day. What’s crazy about the people in the Bible was that they always fought for God and absolutely nothing stopped them from doing whatever it took to spread the news about Jesus and change as many lives as they could!
With God on their side, they were able to fight with everything they had, and then some!
1. They were RELENTLESS
In Acts 14, Paul and Barnabas were thrown out of towns and rejected, but they went straight back in and never backed down because they believed in what they were fighting for.
2. They were BOLD
Although there wasn’t anything that made them extraordinary, in Acts 4 they spoke with such confidence and courage that even their enemies couldn’t help but take notice and recognize that it was because they had God with them.
3. They WON
There are so many comeback stories, like in Acts 9 and Acts 12, where an impossible situation of apparent defeat turns out to be exactly what God uses to spread the message even more and bring an amazing victory.
- What do you fight for everyday? How hard do you fight?
- What battles in your life do you need God for in order to not give up?