Stand Your Ground
“Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.” –Romans 5:2
If you’ve ever watched a football game, one thing you’ll never see is a lineman running away from another player. No. His entire job is to face the giants rushing toward him from the opposing team. He is there for one thing—to stand his ground. When he does, the fans jump and cheer in the stands. Why? Because, innately, they know that’s what we were created to do in life. God has given us the strategies to stand against the devil in His playbook—the Bible—but we have to follow the plays as they appear in the book. We can’t alter them in any way. They are the tried-and-true path to victory.
The devil wants you to turn tail and run the other way every time adversity shows itself in your life. He knows if he can get you into fear, he has you. Walking into fear and outside of faith is like trying to take on a bully when your much bigger brother is right there to protect you. It doesn’t make sense! Jesus is our big Brother—He is much bigger, and He is calling you to stand behind Him and let Him take care of you. But, you must keep out of fear!
How do you stand your ground? Through the grace and goodness of God. Look at Romans 5:2 again: “Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.”
God’s grace has provided everything we need through Christ Jesus, and the authority He has granted us as His children—that is the confidence we can have in standing our ground.
Armed with the grace and goodness of God, take your stand, and don’t fall back into the devil’s trap of believing you are in bondage to guilt, shame or adversity (Galatians 5:1). You’ve been set free! Now, fully expect the glory of God to manifest in your situation.