“I don’t need a ride, I need ammunition.”
He was given the chance to escape the dangers of the war and into safety; however, the current President of Ukraine decided to bunker down and fight. He knows that he is the number one target and that this decision may lead to his and his family’s death.
I couldn’t stop thinking about what he said; I would like to say I am just as brave, but I may have honestly taken the ride.
I think of all the times I have dealt with my life’s hardships (which are nowhere near as dangerous as the President’s) and ask God for a ride.
As I review my prayers in the last decade, many of them consist of asking God to give me the financial situation that I need, to heal my sickness, to fix my infertility issues, to change the hearts of “difficult” people, etc. I been asking God to move my mountains, and there is nothing wrong with that at times–after all Jesus said :
Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20-21
However, there are times that instead of asking God to move the mountain, we need to ask him if He needs us to climb it. Instead of a ride, we need ammunition.
After-all, he gave us the best ammunition which is the Holy Spirit. He will fight our fight and give us victory.
One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the LORD your God who fights for you, just as he promised you. – Joshua 23:10
Next time you are in the middle of a battlefield. It is okay to ask him to give you a ride. But before you do so, spend some time with the Holy Spirit to see if you really just need ammunition.
While you do so, here are some good bible verses to meditate upon:
- Exodus 14:14 – The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
- 2 Chronicles 20:17 – You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the LORD will be with you.
- Deuteronomy 3:22 – You shall not fear them, for it is the LORD your God who fights for you.’
- Isaiah 40:31 – But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
- 2 Corinthians 10:4 – For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds.
- Psalm 18:39 – For you equipped me with strength for the battle; you made those who rise against me sink under me.
- Psalm 44:3 – For not by their own sword did they win the land, nor did their own arm save them, but your right hand and your arm, and the light of your face, for you delighted in them.
- Psalm 144:1- Of David. Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;
- 2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.