We all face attacks.
We all experience hardships after receiving a blessing.
God answers our prayers, and we begin to doubt if this was what we really wanted.
We get the opportunity to speak in church, and begin to struggle with the very issue we spoke on.
We experience a new level of influence, and have every part of our lives mocked.
We get the dream job, the dream house, the dream car, and right away something breaks.
We finally find freedom from our addictions, only to have that temptation rise up yet again.
We take that step of faith, go on a mission trip, and feel like everything is falling apart.
We experience freedom and are tempted with addiction.
Encounter a new level with God and feel lost.
Receive an answered prayer and all hell breaks loose.
Attacks against our blessings are a part of this walk of faith.
“Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:13-14
When the Israelites saw the Egyptian army chasing after them, when it seemed their freedom was short lived, their first response was to run.
Run back to the oppression they just left.
Run back to the country that treated them like crap.
Run back to the beatings and curses and slavery they left behind.
Run back to the life God freed them from.
They saw the enemy, knew the attack that was coming, and cursed the blessing God gave them.
But their story didn’t end along the banks of the Red Sea.
God showed up, parted the waters, brought His people out on dry ground, and swallowed up the largest army on the face of the planet.
The attack against your blessing is not the end of the story.
Everything seemingly falling apart is only an illusion.
The hardships and frustrations and accusations that come with a blessing don’t last forever.
Our God is bigger than any attack against our blessing.
He will rise up as defender.
He will come to our aid.
He will push back the attack, part the waters and drown any enemy who tries to steal our blessing.
We only need to be still.
Stand our ground.
And trust that He will move on our behalf.
How has God defeated the enemy in your life?