[ Fight my battles ]

Fight My Battles Challenge – Day 1

Today is the first day of our 5 day Battle Challenge! If you’ve been struggling to maintain the peace in your mind and heart during this season, this challenge is for you!

Every day for the next 5 days, I will sharing Scripture and we will use it to repeat the 5 Rs:

1. Read my Bible, 2. Recite Scripture out loud, 3. Replace negative thoughts with Scripture, 4.  Review what God has already done for me, 5. Reach out to others asking how I can pray for them and if they have any physical needs.

TODAY'S SCRIPTURES TO READ:

 Peter 5:6-7,  Matthew 6:25-34, 2 Corinthians 10:3-6 (TPT, AMP)

KEY POINTS

Humble yourself before God and throw your anxiety, worries, and fear on Him. Don’t worry about what you will eat, wear, or even about things like toilet paper. Worrying will not add one second to your life, trust God instead.

If you are unsure about how to humble yourself, throw your cares on God, and stop worrying and trust Him, guess what…you have divine power to overcome these things!


You overcome these things by taking your thoughts captive! It is a discipline you must develop. Every time worry, fear or anxiety pop up, don’t entertain those thoughts or emotions. Simply tell them to leave and replace those feelings and thoughts with the Word.

Important Reminders

Read these verses. Recite 1 Peter 5:6-7 and Matthew 6:25-34 out loud. Write them out. Breathe. Remember what God has already done for you. Pray. Reach out to others. Put on worship music. Distance yourself from those thoughts and feelings.

Initially, it may be extremely difficult (believe me, I know) but every baby step is a step in the right direction!

For extra encouragement, watch this short video below.

I’d love to hear what thoughts you are taking captive below in the comments!

About Author

Amanda Schenkenberger

I'm a wife to a hard working man and a mama of four little adorable boys. We live near Portland, Oregon and we love it. Portland has a great vibe and we love sharing the good news of the gospel with the people here.

I'm a stay at home mom first, then a work at home mom. The kids have to come first. I love people, hiking, coffee, converse, and Jesus. I also love coffee. And another favorite thing of mine is coffee. :) If you like coffee, we should be friends.

My one ridiculous dream I'd really like to come true is to collect one of every Starbucks mug that is related to a city or country.

Have a blessed day!

2 Comments

  1. On 17 Sept 2031; I lost my partner suddenly after knowing him just a year; he was 44 & had a seizure.
    Just under three years ago I lost a partner during a heart operation after 33 months (Apr 2019). These deaths followed a separation from my husband after 35yrs of marriage. My estranged husband got ill and died in hospital in June 2020 in all the pandemic hell.

    It feels like I’ve been bereaved four times since 2015. Where is God in all this loss and pain? I have been a Christian and loved God all my life. This won’t break me but I can’t help asking WHY?

    1. Hi Janie,

      Thank you so much for taking a moment to share the struggles that are close to your heart right now. I am sorry to hear that you find yourself in this place of extreme grief. You pose a valid question, “Why?” but I don’t think that any person can answer that for you. I think any attempt would probably be clouded with judgement and inaccurately represent God.

      You’ve probably ask God directly but if He isn’t currently answering, that’s your answer. No one likes that answer but it is up to God how and when He answers. If you haven’t recently, I would encourage you to read Job and pay close attention to the end of the story. There’s a lesson there for all of us to pay attention to when we go through extreme grief.

      I’ll be praying for you, Janie. And if you feel led, I could encourage you to reach out to a Christian counselor to help you process your grief.

      Much love,
      Amanda

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