Fight Back Instead of Why Me

Get Your Fight Back!

Lisa Olsteen ComesBy Lisa Olsteen Comes5 Minutes

Faced with a divorce she didn’t want, Lisa cried out to God, “Why me?” His reply moved her from a victim to a victor — and He can the same for you!

Many years ago after going through an unwanted divorce, I kept asking the Lord, “Why is this happening to me? Why do I have to go through this? I have served you all my life!” I was stuck in the why-me? phase and thinking like a victim because it was a hard time.

I’ll never forget what the Lord said to me: “Lisa, stop asking why, and realize that you have an enemy who wants to steal from you. He wants to destroy you. I have given you power over him in the name of Jesus!”

His correction that day helped me get my fight back. I stopped asking why and started resisting the lies of Satan. I realized that I was in a fight for my life and destiny, and Satan was not going to win. He wasn’t going to keep me in that victim mentality.

When I was a kid, we had a German Shepherd named Scooter. He was king of the hill in our neighborhood. My dad would take him on walks, and at this one corner, there was a cat that was afraid of Scooter. Every time, Scooter would chase that cat, and the cat would barely escape up a tree.

One day, the cat didn’t run. Instead, he rose up like he was going to attack Scooter – with claws out. All of a sudden, Scooter made a rapid U-turn and ran from the cat. Our brave dog ran from a cat that was much smaller than he was!

Looking back, we realized that cat must have been going to Lakewood Church. He found out who he was in Christ! All joking aside, what happened? The cat was tired of being tormented by Scooter! He took a stand against him.

Let me ask you: When are you going to take a stand against the enemy’s plans in your life? When are you going to say no to him? He has no power over you.

Jesus said, “I give you power over ALL the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means hurt you!” Stop allowing the enemy to torment you! Get your fight back just like that cat did!

Genesis 27:40 says, “When you decide to break free, YOU will break the yoke from YOUR neck” (NLT).

Sometimes we are waiting on God – when He is waiting on us to walk in our God-given authority! Don’t settle for anything less than God’s best for your life!

Satan will make you feel like a victim as long as you allow him to. But you must push back and believe what God says about you. You are a victor! You are who God says you are, and this is what his Word says:

• You are blessed with every spiritual blessing (Ephesians 1 :3).
• You are chosen by God (Ephesians 1:4).
• You are adopted as a child of God (Ephesians 1:5).
• You are redeemed (Ephesians 1:7).
• You are forgiven (Ephesians 1:7).
• You have been lavished with God’s amazing grace (Ephesians 1:7).
• You are marked with the Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13).

Ephesians 1 continues laying out all that comes with your identity in Christ as it further reveals that God wants you to have a spirit of wisdom and revelation, which cannot coexist with a victim mentality (v. 17). This revelation is about an ever-increasing understanding of who God is. It’s a revelation that, as you are created in His image, you are a person of purpose and destiny.

Excerpted from It’s on the Way, by Lisa Osteen Comes, ©2021, Faithwords, Hachette Book Group.