Sometimes, being a Christian is seen as a weakness —a lack of strength to fight back when someone is desperately trying to destroy you. Somehow you think to yourself, "Why are they trying to destroy me? They can't know that I am a Christian, a beloved child of the Most High God!" —Ah, but they can! If you are particular about what you do, what you say, how you act, and whom you select as friends, they know. If your spirit emits love and compassion to others when it is least expected; then, they are watching you when you least expect it! And, if by profession of faith, you have chosen to follow the principles of Jesus when no one is looking, then they will continue to watch you when you are not looking.
"It is not my battle, but the Lord's;" should be your personal mantra when you feel under siege by others in your surroundings. Then, you should nonchalantly move on, offering up your battle to the Lord. Do not buckle, do not waver! Bravely wave your banner high!
So, when you feel totally persecuted, go about your merry business and conduct yourself with the valor and integrity that belongs to a child of the Most High God. Remember, it is their job to watch you, to catch your mistakes and missteps —to take you off your game! It is your responsibility to allow God to prove He is good all the time! Do what you are supposed to do. STAND firm in your integrity and honor God in all you do. Let them do what they do.
—Eventually, they will find out that, "Their arms are too short to box with God!" —Hallelujah! L.
Study Reference: 2 Chronicles 20:15-25
From: "Arms Too Short to Box With God." In The Master's Hands: 365 Daily Devotions for Everyday Living.
Copyright © 2014 by Lavona E. Campbell
*Original Title, James Weldon Johnson
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