If your purpose or activity originated from God, you will be unstoppable. And anyone who tries to hinder or stop you will find themselves fighting against God.
What an incredible encouragement this is and a massive relief. If your purpose or activity originates with God, no matter what man tries to do to stop you, you can have confidence God will fight for you. Just being aware of this truth allows you to fight less, live with a sense of peace and quiet confidence.
When you face opposition, if the truth that God will fight for you and you are therefore unstoppable is saturated into your mind and soul, you can confidently turn the other cheek when insulted or face opposition. You can come back to a place of rest because you know that when someone picks a fight with God, they can never win.
“The LORD will fight for you while you [only need to] keep silent and remain calm.””
Exodus 14:14 AMP
In fact, your weapons in opposition are faith in the one who fights for you. How do you display this faith and trust in your commander? Be still, keep silent and remain calm. We discovered last week that that “be still” means to take your hands off the steering wheel. You don’t need to take control or to fight with human hands but trust the hand that made the world to fight on your behalf.
To be confident of success we should therefore ensure that our purpose and activity comes from God. Gamaliel, a teacher of the law highly esteemed by all the people, ordered all the men infuriated by the apostles to step outside for a little while. He wanted them to calm down and to remember their history. He reminded the chief priests of the failure of those who attempted exploits who’s purpose or activity did not originate from God and says:
“Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.””
Acts 5:38-39 NIV
So again here we see and learn to ensure that we are in God’s will. James reminds us to ensure that our plans are not of human origin but rather God’s:
“Listen, those of you who are boasting, “Today or tomorrow we’ll go to another city and spend some time and go into business and make heaps of profit!” But you don’t have a clue what tomorrow may bring. For your fleeting life is but a warm breath of air that is visible in the cold only for a moment and then vanishes! Instead you should say, “Our tomorrows are in the Lord’s hands and if he is willing we will live life to its fullest and do this or that.””
James (Jacob) 4:13-15 TPT
And if we are in His will and doing his work we will truly be unstoppable. This truth also reminds us it’s futile to fight against those who are doing God’s work. The high priests were jealous of the apostles and assumed their work did not originate from God. They tried to stop them and to do so threw them in jail.
But they were fighting against the jail breaker who sent one of his warrior angels who supernaturally opened the prison doors. It’s futile to fight and oppose those who are called by God. So pick your battles wisely. Even if you disagree with someone’s personality, style or methods pray and be sure you hear from Him before you pick your next fight. Who wants to scrap with the hands that made the world?
What a joy and peace you will live with when you know that you are unstoppable. Yes you will face opposition and possibly a prison cell or two, but you can even sing from that cell knowing that no-one can defeat the God whom you serve and He can supernaturally free you from that cell and opposition in His perfect timing.
How can you know if your purpose or activity is from God and not of human origin? It’s not always easy and we need a spirit of discernment and a search of our hearts and motives which we know can be deceitful. But we should pray and speak to those with wisdom and experience. Ask if the activity seeks God’s glory (His name is made great) or mine? Does it alleviate human suffering and reflect God’s nature and character into the world? If it does, it looks much like loving God and His people which surely originates from a God who is gracious and compassionate who wants to see his glory cover the face of the earth.