I’ve always been stubborn or, as I like to sugarcoat it, independent. Even as a child things had to be done my way or not at all. You can imagine that doing it God’s way is something I struggle with. Trusting God comes easily when life is good but as soon as I face an attack, I retreat to my own methods. And by refusing to surrender my battles to God, I’ve more than often ended up losing.
I don’t know about you but I can tell you that I’m a sore loser. I’ve grown tired of experiencing defeat after defeat by fighting my way. Albert Einstein once said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” I wouldn’t necessarily classify that as insanity but more as foolish stubbornness. The kind I am very guilty of.
Today I want to go through a passage from 2 Samuel 5 that shows how we, as Christians, should be fighting our battles to ensure victory is ours in the end.