God had me up in the middle of the night with this thought, and I felt like it was one I had to share.
We spend a lot of time talking about how God gives us victory in the big situations, the big circumstances, the big battles.
But what about the little victories? What about all the little battles that happen in the middle, before the war is won? Those are sometimes more difficult to win.
What about the person that resists - for the first time in months - the temptation to have sex with someone so they feel wanted for a night?
What about the person that overcomes what was quickly becoming an anxiety attack on their lunch break at work?
What about the addict - drugs, alcohol, porn - that struggles behind closed doors and finally makes the decision not to use one night?
What about the couple struggling in their marriage that resolves an argument without someone sleeping on the couch for the first time in 4 years?
Those victories that seem so little are actually so big! The first time you go to battle and walk away with a victory instead of defeat is one of the toughest battles you'll fight. The beautiful thing is once you taste victory, the next battle tends to be a little less difficult.
>>> If you're looking for an example of someone who wasn't afraid to cry out to the Lord for any battle, of any size, at any time, just read the Psalms. David didn't hesitate.
We often make the mistake of missing the little victories because we still struggle; we dismiss the victories in the "little" battles because the war isn't won yet. But those little battles in the middle matter. They determine whether or not we ever see the "big" victory, and God’s in those moments just as much as He’s in the “big” moments.
The war is won through battles. Keep fighting.
P.s. If you prefer to "fight" with music in the background, here's a great song >>