I know that MY God is faithful to those who love Him and do their utmost to put Him first in their ordinary, everyday lives... the big and the small, the laundry and the dishes, the getting up and going to bed... You'd be amazed what God will do when you actually put Him first and include Him in your life!
It starts out small and with each step of faith we take, with each opportunity to trust and trust more, comes clearer thinking, freedom, a purer heart, peace, and abundance of life itself.
You do not always need to fight all your battles! That is God's job! And He is faithful to those who love HIm. Time after time after time we are given examples in the bible of victory for those who stand WITH God.
Take heart and if you are being persecuted or condemned by anyone or indeed anything (our own thoughts can condemn us if we let them), please think, ponder and mediate on this...
In 2 Chronicles 20 a war is about to break out. King Jehoshaphat goes to God with a declaration and proclamation of God's own word and of Who God is. All of Judah, a god-fearing people, stood before the Lord with that proclamation and the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah. Verses 15-17 say: “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow go down against them. They will surely come up by the Ascent of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the brook before the Wilderness of Jeruel. You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”
The attached song from Audio Adrenaline called 20:17, is based on the scripture above. It's one of my 'battle songs'. When I feel the spirit of condemnation or hate coming towards me, I literally pick this song, play it LOUD and sing it out loud.
Scripture goes on to say that they followed God's instructions. They praised and worshiped Him and as they were doing so, God himself took care of the battle. Their enemies attacked each other and none of their enemies survived. THAT is powerful!! THAT is God!!
YOU yourself are holy in the eyes of God, through your confession to and acceptance of Jesus and what He did for you. You don't need to waste your time trying to convince those who do not see it nor want to accept you as that. Some people just don't want to see the truth or the change. Take care of your own stuff and let your fruit grow. Stay true to who God created you to be.
When you come against adversity, which you will, TRUST God and KNOW that IF you are building your life on God's word you HAVE a solid foundation. He gave us a Saviour AND a helper... Allow the Holy Spirt and God's word to guide you... You WILL be safe!!!