You're Fighting the Wrong Battle


The past few weeks I’ve been obsessed w/ the song SMILE by Tasha Cobbs but it wasn’t until this moment that I realized why God has placed this song in my spirit.

In living and simply speaking to others about life & relationship I realize how threatened we are by the potential of being hurt. At the first sign of ‘potential hurt’ we go into ‘protect me’ mode. You know God just cant trust us w/ too much information because we assume the responsibility of protecting what HE gave us. So we FIGHT! We fight in relationship because we want to hold on, We fight in our careers because success isn’t an option it’s His promise. I’m laughing as I’m typing because I can’t believe how much HE set me free in this moment.

I want my career to succeed. God you called me to do this, so I can’t NOT succeed. SO I FIGHT.

I want my relationship to succeed, God you told me this was my helpmate, so when an old proclivity threatens it, or when he makes a selfish decision, or when I feel the partnership being ‘threatened’ Lord I FIGHT.

I can continue but I’m too tired. I’m too tired from FIGHTING. No wonder I’m growing weary in everything, because I’m fighting battles that aren’t even mine.

In listening to ‘SMILE’ on repeat this morning it meant something different to me. My favorite part of the song is

You won’t let me down,
You won’t break my heart,
You won’t let me fall,
so I give it to you!

I KNOW LORD THAT YOU ARE PERFECT, so If each day I wake with the heart to please HIM and HIM alone, Doesn’t that remove the fight? Well, no but it focuses the fight on where it needs to be. I only have one fight each day and it’s to make HIM smile. In seeking to please the Lord, it removes the fight in every other area. HE is my WHY! And I know I can give my ALL to HIM because
HE won’t let me down
HE won’t break my heart
HE won’t let me fall
SO I’LL GIVE IT TO HIM!

So many of us have been fighting the wrong battles for the right reasons but all we’ve accumulated is more wounds. Lord it’s a battle to live righteously but in your word you’ve said the battle is already WON. The career you promised, is promised. The relationship you promised is promised & w/ that my fight shifts to simply

Take delight in the LORD & he will give you the desires of your heart
                 Psalm 37:4

Thanks for reading friends. I pray this has blessed you as it has blessed me. Stop Fighting and start desiring more of the Lord. Desire to please Him, Desire to make HIM smile and HE will align your desires w/ what you should want and give you the desires of your heart. What a beautiful word. 

Taking my gloves off!
"The Proof is in the Sacrifice"
NIKIVA DIONNE

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