In November I completed my Revelation Wellness Instructor training and the day before I went on that retreat my husband and I completed a Spartan Beast. Both of these things were defining moments for me because God did things in me spiritually and physically that I didn't even know were possible.
|(pic of me & Matt at the end of the Spartan Beast)|
The last few weeks I've been battling with feeling defeated in all that I'm doing. I'm not real sure why but I just have been in a battle for my mind and the things God has called me to. As I ran tonight I felt the Lord remind me of our Revelation Wellness theme for the month "born for a battle". He reminded me that we are in a battle and battle can get ugly sometimes. As I ran I felt Him download these core truths about being in a battle and I felt someone else could use this encouragement too:
The truth is that we were all born for a battle of some kind. If you are a believer in Christ than your battle is the Lord's. We are all in the Lord's army. However, we all play a different part in that army. We all have one goal but we will all be called to different areas in order to see God's battle plan come into action. So my question for you today is: WHAT is the battle for which you were born?
Now that we've established that we are ALL born for a battle we must answer the question: WHY is this my battle? The battle in which I am called is two fold: one for marriage because I'm sick of seeing God's people ripped off of the beauty that God intended for marriage. And two, for our body, God's temple. I long to see people set free and God's temples restored. When we answer this WHY we are receiving our call to action from God. This WHY is what drives us when we just want to quit.
(Side note: I wrote this article a few years ago called What is your Why? that has been my most viewed and shared blog post. I think many people are looking for the answer to this question :) )
Any good soldier knows there is a time to enter into battle, a time to study your enemy, a time to make your game plan and a time to rest. If we are going to enter battle we must WAIT on God's timing. If we run off ahead of Him we will get slaughtered every time. The battle belongs to the Lord but we will only win if we get our marching orders from Him.
Because battle is intense it is important to know that you have backup support from other troops. Who are you surrounding yourself that is for you? Who's got your back in prayer and encouragement? This is an area that I long to see the church rise up in and cheer one another on. We must stop competing and comparing and start completing one another. Take a minute today to ask God who He is bringing along side you to fight(like He did for David) and who He is asking you to come along side and cheer on. A simple text or phone call to someone might be the momentum they need to keep fighting their battle.
What is the battle for which you were born? I would love to hear about it and know how we can support you.
A few more fun pictures from our Spartan Beast:
|Wouldn't be a Spartan without some barbwire :)|
|Sandbag carry up & down a steep hill|