Stop Fighting Alone!

Just about every minister will tell you that ministry is indeed a fight. The New Testament repeatedly tells us as much - including where Paul tells Timothy in 1 Timothy 6:12 to "Fight the good fight of faith".

What we aren't ever told to do is fight that fight alone.

A soldier would never purposely go into battle alone. Why? Because they would know that doing so is a death sentence!

And since our fight " not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 6:12), your army needs to be a prayer army.

Yet, many pastors and leaders jump onto the battle field by themselves and then wonder why they are taking such heavy enemy fire.

Are you reading this thinking, "I am not alone in this fight. I have my church behind me."? Pastor, your church is often THE battlefield.

Are you reading this thinking, "I am not alone in this fight. I have my family behind me."? There COULD be truth to that statement. Just about every military does have small groups of highly trained soldiers that do go to battle together on their own at times. We often call them Special Forces. If everyone in your family is a highly trained member of your special forces prayer unit, great! However, for most of the pastors that I have met, that isn't the case. And for some pastors, instead of even being a regular soldier, their family feels more like your POW that trapped in the back of the tank and just wants to end up at the mall.

So pastor, you need a prayer army to fight with you and for you. This may preclude people in your church/ministry. But their preclusion doesn't absolve you of your need for a prayer army. Reach out to people outside of your church and have them praying for you and your family everyday!

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