I put a lot of pressure on myself to fight. Fight for my marriage. Fight for what I believe. Fight for my church. It’s an All-American trait; look out for number one!
Too bad that’s not a trait that exactly makes God smile.
Reading through Exodus I came across an interesting verse. The Egyptians are chasing the Israelites, wanting to get them back into slavery. Just when they catch up, all hell breaks loose. And look at what the Egyptians say.
“Let’s get out of here—away from these Israelites!” the Egyptians shouted. “The Lis fighting for them against Egypt!”
It was God that was in control of the fight. He put his children there and he was going to fight for them. And not only fight, but win.
You probably know the rest of the story. The Red Sea splits wide open and the Israelites walk across unharmed and victorious. They didn’t have to lift a finger in battle. The Lord was fighting for them.
You might be a church member or you might be a skeptic. You might be a pastor or you might be a pew potato. Regardless, who’s fighting in your life? For your marriage? For your kids? For your legacy? For your future? For your church? For your job?
You can keep fighting and keep coming up tired, beaten up, and worried about the next battle. Or you can take a page out of history and learn from good ole Moses and his people. Let your Father do the fighting.