I remember as a youth when I would sit down with my brothers and reluctantly watch a horror movie. I’d jump in terror with my eyes peeking out from the blanket that I held so tightly over my head. When the movie was over I was in such fear as I slowly went up the stairs to head off to bed. When I finally made it to my bedroom, which seemed like hours, I was so afraid to turn out the light fearing that a monster or some evil being would get me. It took me ages to fall asleep and when I woke up in the morning I was relieved that I had made it through the night.
Fast forward to my adulthood, while watching another scary movie, which was not my norm since I became a Christian, when the movie was over that same spirit of fear crept up in me. I would start worrying about the door being locked, someone breaking in or being attacked. Then the Holy Spirit spoke to me. He first reminded me of who I was in Christ and the Fathers love and protection over me. Scripture started flooding my mind, “You’re more than a conqueror in Christ”, “No weapon formed against you shall prevail,” and on and on. Then I heard Him say, “Why are you afraid? Were you in fear before you watched the movie?” I said, “No.” Then I heard Him say, “Then why are you afraid now?” Then I said out loud, “That’s Right! Your Right God, why was I afraid!?” I thought to myself, this is ridiculous and silly for me to allow some powerless tool of the enemy to control how I feel, and move me off of my position in Christ! All of a sudden I was filled with this overwhelming bold faith. The spirit of fear fled and the truth of God’s love remained.
I resolved from that day forward to never allow any threat of the enemy, be it financial, emotional, physical or whatever the case, to move me. I was and still am determined to stand my ground with God’s Word to guide me and protect me daily.
So I say to you my fellow believer, when an unexpected disaster or problem comes, don’t be shaken, keep your position. God has not left the throne, he sees the end from the beginning and has you covered. Don’t run in fear, but face the lies of the enemy knowing that Jesus has already won the battle for you. Stand Your Ground.
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13