Many things are accomplished through prayer and intercession, we all know this – but do we know when to stop?
Do we know when to stop praying and trust that our prayers are going forth to accomplish what they were sent out to do?
Sometimes we need to stop fighting and rest. Sometimes we need to sit back and breathe, stop the intercession, stop the warfare prayers – then we can let God fight the battles for us.
We get caught up in what we call intercession and spend a lot of time battling and contending but the problem is we forget to leave the battle. Maybe we need to trust that God is listening and is going to handle things for us.
And maybe we need to say our prayers and then let it go – He heard us the first time, after all. Could our focus be on what God is doing and has done instead of what the enemy is doing or has done?
If we can’t get out of intercession, stop praying and are constantly battling for one thing or another, we are basically not trusting God and end up doing these things in our own strength – and that strength will fail us every time.
In Proverbs 3:5-6 it says, Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Proverbs says this for a reason; we simply do not have the strength to do these things by ourselves. We need to step back and let God do what God does.
One other thing, we do have the authority to command angels. Why not command the angels to go and take up some of these warfare battles? #notetoself
Let’s not get too caught up in the battle that we forget that forget to be thankful and grateful for all the things God has done. That in and of itself will shift atmospheres! Once we step out of warfare mode and step into a thankful mode, we can begin to rest.
Stand down and breathe. Come to Me, and I will give you rest.