So who are you fighting against?
Posted on the , in Thoughts for the Week, by Ashley Hardingham
That person, that company, that situation about which you are completely convinced they are in the wrong. Indeed, their words and actions bring you nothing but harm, heart-ache and sleepless nights. They are against you and they are out to get you.
Or perhaps not.
Gamaliel was a Pharisee, mentioned in Acts 5, who puts Peter and the apostles out of the Council in Jerusalem and turning to the other religious leaders says, ‘…if this plan or this undertaking is of human origin, it will fail; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them—in that case you may even be found fighting against God!’
Of course your battle, your opponent may well be of human origin, but it might also be God who, knowing you and loving you to the perfect degree, chooses this battle to be the means of great maturing, great fruit, great blessing.