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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Bringing it Down

One who is wise can go up against the city of the mighty, and pull down the stronghold in which they trust” (Proverbs 21:22, NIV)

Have you ever faced a wall in your life that seems impenetrable? You can't find a weakness in its structure. Each time you think you have found a way to break through, the wall just reinforces itself. No matter what you try, you fail. You are about to give up, and then you realize that you haven't asked God for His help and guidance. You have stubbornly tried to bring that wall down by yourself. Without His wisdom of the structure of that wall in your life, you can't discover the one weakness that will not reinforce itself. With God's wisdom you can leave that whole wall in ruins.

Do you have a wall in your life that keeps you from freedom in Christ? Do you have a stronghold that holds you fast? Perhaps it is even something in your life where you have unwisely and maybe even unwittingly placed your trust. You need God's wisdom to not only identify it and address it, but to conquer it. If any of you lacks wisdom,” James writes, “you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5, NIV). If you ask God for His wisdom, He bestows it abundantly! With His wisdom, you can identify your stronghold–the very thing where you have placed your trust–the thing that has held you in bondage. With His wisdom and power, you can conquer its hold on your life.

Seek God's wisdom as you go up against the wall in your life. When you have sought His wisdom and have wisely studied that wall's strength, you will find the weakness in its structure which will bring down the whole wall. Allow the Holy Spirit to have control and guide you, and the wall no longer is impenetrable. That stronghold no longer has a greater strength than your God who strengthens you. His wisdom has found the crack in its structure, and it will fall.

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