TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
Those places where the enemy fights you the hardest are your areas of greatest upgrade. Let the enemy know, in no uncertain terms, that you will keep moving forward because Christ is with you and in you!
PICKING A FIGHT
In the movie “Braveheart,” William Wallace walks onto the battlefield alone, directly challenging the British army when his friend asks, “Where are you going?”
“I’m going to pick a fight,” he responds.
He didn’t go there to look at the enemy or wait for someone to make a move. He was there to actually engage and accomplish something. William Wallace was the real deal and we should be too.
Now, I’m not here to pick a fight, but I am here to be the real deal. The name Brewer means “to stir up trouble” and I’m good at it. Though I hate confrontation, I know that going against the grain – being genuine and real – causes friction.
For me, it comes in the form of hate mail – a steady stream of it. It doesn’t stop me from writing, preaching, rescuing girls out of slavery or feeding the hungry because I’m not here to play it safe. I like being out on a limb.
That’s exactly where we are when we follow Jesus. He likes to lead us into messy, dangerous, vulnerable places. When we go, He brings out our relevance. I am truly afraid of spinning my wheels and becoming irrelevant.
You and I just have to be thick-skinned enough to boldly be who God has called us to be long enough to get good mileage out of His investment.
I knew they were scheming to hurt me so I sent messengers back with this:
“I’m doing a great work. I can’t come down. Why should the world come to a standstill just so I can come down to see you?” – Nehemiah 6:3
When it comes to the things of God, refuse to be distracted. Don’t wait for something to happen. Pick a fight with the enemy and take some ground for Jesus. Free a prisoner of war and be who you were created to be.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO SEE YOURSELF AS THE BAD MOTOR SCOOTER YOU ARE. PICK A FIGHT WITH THE DEVIL AND PUNCH HELL IN THE TEETH.
From my book: BEST OF THE BREWER