Reading about the life of David over the past couple days has brought many thoughts to the forefront of my mind — the main one, though, is David’s anointed ways of battle. If the LORD willed it, David won it. It didn’t matter what the statistics were, it didn’t matter if people thought it was a lost battle. When the Spirit of the LORD was at work, nothing could stand against him.
I envy this anointing in battle that David had. I envy his connection to the Spirit of the Lord. I envy his ability to walk into the fight without a doubt in his mind regarding the outcome. Don’t we all wish, in our respective calling’s, we could succeed in the way that David succeeded in his battles? Well, the beautiful thing is, we absolutely can.
It’s easy to read the verses of David’s preparation, travel, battle, and aftermath, however to actually comprehend the reality of the process is quite difficult. We read the story of his communication with God and the battle in 30 seconds, but David worked hard to prepare himself and his men. He had to saddle his steed over and over again, travelling to battlefields with his men while partaking in and witnessing the absolute brutality of mankind. He was successful and he was anointed, but he still did the nitty gritty.
I often forget this aspect when I am seeking my own ‘rushing of the Spirit’ when I write. Although there are blessed times that I just feel it, I often forget that I’m still required to saddle my steed and ride into battle. I forget that the presence of God doesn’t alleviate the challenge, the struggle, or the work of a situation, it just ensures that there will be guidance into, and fulfillment of, His will. God has a purpose for each and every one of us — whether you are aware of it yet or not! Each one of us is going to have different tasks in front of us, but no matter what that is— and as the saying goes—where there is a will, there is a way.
When He will’s it the victory has been established. The battles David faced weren’t fun, they weren’t easy, nor were they pretty, but they were what David was called to face for God. For me, writing isn’t always fun, it isn’t always easy, and it isn’t always pretty, but it’s what I feel compelled to do for Him. I don’t know what you are compelled to do for God, or what He has placed in front of you to accomplish for Him, but a battle anointed by the LORD is always sure to be won by the obedient servant.
Recommended Reading: 2 Samuel 5:17-25