Be Relentless

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To understand the word relentless, we must first look at the word relent. Dictionary.com defines it as: to soften in feeling, temper, or determination; become more mild, compassionate, or forgiving. The word relentless is defined: that does not relentunyieldingly severe, strict, or harsh; unrelenting.

Let me begin this by saying that there are times in our lives for each of these words to be displayed. In fact, in Exodus 32:14 it says, “So the Lord relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people.” I’m so thankful for the love and mercy of God, aren’t you?

Today, I want to focus on being relentless, because I feel in my spirit that there are many very weary people who are just plain tired of getting up every morning to face the same enemy they faced yesterday, the past week, month, year or decade. Can I get a witness? If that’s you, hang tight, hold on, don’t give up, because the key to your victory lies in this word, relentless.

Here’s what NOT to do when you’re weary; don’t think about the problem, don’t talk about the problem and don’t be consumed by the problem. HA! RIGHT! Yes, that’s exactly right. Every time the problem overwhelms you and gets up in your face, turn to Jesus, remind Him that you have cast the care of that problem onto Him.  You see my friend, we try to fight a battle that is not ours to fight.

In 2 Chronicles 20, we read the story of King Jehoshaphat who was faced with the overwhelming odds of losing to a mass army of forces who rose up to overthrow him. He was afraid! He called a fast and sought Gods face. When he gathered the people to pray, he reminded God of His covenant and how He had been a deliverer in times past. Verse 9 is so key, ‘If disaster comes upon us—sword, judgment, pestilence, or famine—we will stand before this temple and in Your presence (for Your name is in this temple), and cry out to You in our affliction, and You will hear and save.’

Guess what? You are the temple of the Holy Spirit of God. He now dwells in you and He hears you and will save you.  We must understand that the battles we face, we do not face alone! For the Lord answered King Jehoshaphat and this is what He said, “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the Lord is with you.”

So rise up, my friend and be relentless in your pursuit of God. In Him is every answer and the deliverance you seek. Be absorbed by His mercy. Be overwhelmed by His love. Talk about Him to others and let His praise continually be in your mouth. This battle is a moment away from victory but you must believe and trust in HIM. He didn’t mean for you to carry it without proper instructions.

Luke 10:19 says, He gives us authority over all the powers of the enemy, but it doesn’t mean for you to go alone. God goes before you, he sets everything up so that you can be victorious everyday, in everyway. What you’re facing may look impossible, but my God works best when you have nowhere else to go and no one else to depend on. Spend a few moments with the one who has all the answers, who can direct your steps and bring you out on the winning side. He’s an amazing puzzle solver. So whatever you’re puzzled about, depend on him to put it all together for you.

Father, my heart is in Your hands. My children are Yours first and are only on loan to me. My body is Yours for this season. The promises You made are for me and my children and nothing will by any means harm us. I place my entire trust in You and I will be relentless in my focus. My eyes will remain on You, for You are well able to care for what I’ve committed into Your hands. Out of our time together, You will give me instructions and regardless of whether they make sense to me or not, I will obey. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

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