“But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the LORD; their vindication will come from me. I, the LORD, have spoken!” Isaiah 54:17, New Living Translation
You may think the weapon has prospered because of the negative impact it’s having on you and your family. You may think the weapon prospered because the enemy got into your home, and he got into your marriage and into your children and caused chaos. But just because the enemy got your children to do some things that are out of character, just because he got your husband to act and behave in a way that is not loving towards you, doesn’t mean that any weapon formed has prospered. The weapons of the enemy prosper when we allow them to get us out of the will of God, out of the plan and purpose of God, and out of our seat.
As long as you are doing what God has called you to do and being who He created you to be, the weapon may have formed, but it did not work. It did not stop you!
Listen to me, no weapon in and of itself is strong enough to force you off your post, force you out of your seat, force you out of God’s will, or force you off of the plan and purpose of God for your life. It may look like it is. It may feel like it is. But the Spirit of Christ within you is stronger than any weapon of the enemy. This is something the devil doesn’t want you to know. Sometimes we wonder why God allows us to face things, and my question to you is without the fire, how would you ever know who and what you are? Your will and your resolve are more powerful than any missile of the enemy. You would have to be the one to decide to walk away, to put your shield down, and to step away from your calling, but the weapons themselves are not stronger than you.
Just like with Nehemiah and with everything he and the people of Israel experienced while they were rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem, they had to decide whether or not those weapons would prosper against them and cause them to give up and stop the work. You have to decide to stay right there where God placed you and by His grace and power, finish the work He’s commissioned you to complete in His strength, not yours!
This devotional is taken from the book Stay Right There.