Read this excerpt from Victorious Mindsets, “Having Done All I Know to Do, I Stand (Overcoming being drained by unresolved situations)”:
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Ephesians 6:13).
Every person has unresolved issues. Whether it is a lingering problem with another person, a circumstance that hasn’t changed for years, an emotional struggle or habit that keeps reappearing, or a new tough situation that has just emerged; we all have challenges before us. It’s in these that we learn “to stand.”
When faced with unsettled matters, scripture teaches us two steps to take:
1) Do all we know to do. Seek God for wisdom. Take the steps He leads you to take in action, prayer and faith.
2) After doing all we know to do, STAND. Standing is purposing to not be moved from the belief that God is working in the situation in a mighty way. Standing is resting, trusting, thanking and obey- ing the last thing that God said about the circumstance.
I have found it too easy in my life to fret over what is now out of my control. Yes, if there is more to do, by all means I need to do it. But if I don’t have a clear word on further steps to take, I must stand in the midst of uncertainty and unresolved issues. This strong mindset is vital for our development into a strong Christian and is a powerful leadership quality.
The Apostle Paul tells us to “take up” the full of armor God. This is something we all can do. We do this not only to stand against the devil, but also so that we are “able to withstand in the evil day.” The evil day represents those times where we are facing a seeming onslaught of uncertainty and tests. This “evil day” can happen to us personally, as a family, a church or even as a nation. Whatever the case, after we have done what we know to do, then we STAND in the midst of the “junk”, knowing that God is powerfully working in the unseen realm on our behalf. Praise the Lord!
by Steve Backlund
The TRUTH shall make you free!
What we believe is ultimately more important than what we do. The course of our lives is set by our deepest core beliefs (mindsets). These mindsets are either a stronghold for God’s purposes or a playhouse for the enemy of our souls. In Victorious Mindsets, Steve Backlund reveals 50 biblical attitudes that are foundational for those who desire to walk in the freedom and power.
* Includes 50 Biblical Mindsets for Dynamic Living and Powerful Ministry