We have battles to fight on a daily basis. Some of us go through skirmishes against time in trying to complete as many things as possible within a given period. Some of us struggle against weaknesses and are still finding our breakthroughs.
We need to recognise that while battles are ever-present, not all battles are equal. Not all battles for that matter are meant to be fought by us, hence the phrase “choose your battles wisely”.
The way we approach our battles is a key determinant to our success. If we want to emerge victorious, it behooves us to look at our approach, which is what we will be examining in the next few articles. But suffice it to say, the Old Testament books of Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings and Chronicles give us good insights as to how we can fight and win.
In this article, let’s take some time to reflect on this man called Caleb. On his 85th birthday, he declared:
“Now, behold, I am eighty-five years old, today. I am still as strong today as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now for war, to go out and to come in. Now therefore give me this hill country..”
It was a great testimony to the rest of Israel, the young troopers who were with him from the beginning and watched him in his element on the battlefield. They admired him and told stories about his legacy. Only two folks of his generation made it into that promised land – Joshua and him, while the rest died out in the wilderness. And while he already had the opportunity to rest and allow others to fight those battles, he was still going for it… at that age!
Such grit is inspiring and spurs others to journey along and discover their own breakthroughs too. What battle has God called you to overcome? Determine to exhibit grit, it is one of the keys to your breakthrough!