Choose Your Battles! 8/6/17
Choose Your Battles! 8/6/17

Luke 14:28-32 (KJV)
28  For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?  

29  Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,  

30  Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.  

31  Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?  

32  Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

Oftentimes, IN THIS LIFE, one must "pick/choose one's battles!"

I Googled the words above and found this quote by C. Joy Bell C:

" Choose your battles wisely.

After all, life isn't measured by how many times you stood up to fight. It's not winning battles that makes you happy, but it's how many times you turned away and chose to look into a better direction.

Life is too short to spend it on warring.

Fight only the most, most, most important ones, let the rest go."

Every battle has a COST!!!

In every battle, we encounter a willing and able opponent who may feel just as qualified and justified in their fight.

Oftentimes, it is "Not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the FIGHT within the dog!!!"

It is impossible to fight every fight that comes our way!!

Each of us only have X numbers of strength, fight, money, power, etc.

The Apostle Paul writes:

1 Corinthians 9:26 (KJV)
26  I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:  

BE/Make CERTAIN that THIS is YOUR fight!!!


James 1:8 (KJV)
8  A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.  

The very FIRST thing WE must determine before entering any battle is "WHOSE FIGHT IS IT????"

2 Chronicles 20:15 (KJV)
15  And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's.  

Once we have been CLEARLY led INTO BATTLE, we must wait on the Lord's DIRECTION:

2 Chronicles 20:16 (KJV)
16  To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel.

Finally, with God as our Source, can we WIN the battle:

2 Chronicles 20:17 (KJV)
17  Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you.

Beloved, the object in ANY battle is to WIN!!!!

99 AND ½ WON'T DO!!!!!

Do Not be like the King of Israel!!!!

2 Kings 13:18-19 (KJV)
18  And he said, Take the arrows. And he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground. And he smote thrice, and stayed.  

19  And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou shouldest have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but thrice.


Philippians 1:6 (KJV)
6  Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

PERFORM-from <G1909> (epi) and <G5055> (teleo); to fulfill further (or completely ), i.e. execute ; by implication to terminate, undergo :- accomplish, do, finish, (make) (perfect), perform (× -ance).
Strong's Talking Greek & Hebrew Dictionary.

Today, this Word is for YOU:

Romans 8:31 (KJV)
31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?




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