Stand Firm…

…and when you have done everything you could, you will be able to stand firm
Ephesians 6:13

Many people travel vast distances and spend a great deal of money to see the “Wonders of the world”. These are majestic places that the storms of nature and the ravages of time have not been able to destroy. Some are natural, others man made, but each has remained. It’s because they continue to stand that people are inspired to see them at least once in their lifetime.

Today’s verse lets us know that we are enabled to stand firm like the “Wonders of the world.” We’re to do everything in both the natural and spiritual that we possibly can, then we’re told to simply stand, stay firm and be fixed & established. Now this sounds easier than it actually is, especially when the storms of life are lashing and nothing seems to be going right.

Standing firm takes a strong decision on the part of the believer. It takes choosing God’s Word and His ways above everything we hear, see, feel or want. It means taking God’s side when everyone we know is heading in another direction. It’s accepting nothing less than the fullness God has planned for our future. That is how we, as believers, stand firm.

This week let’s remember that God has enabled us to stand. Let’s no longer yield to the world’s way of doing things but let’s stand strong in our God and the power of His word. Alexander Hamilton said, “Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.” So, let’s inspire someone in our world by standing firm for God and before long we’ll be walking together in victory!