I can’t do this on my own, that much I intimately know. I have no ability beyond what you give me, what you pour into me. My strength is weak in comparison to yours and my thoughts slow unless replaced with the mind of Christ.
Lord, I know I am no match for the giant and no enemy to the foe unless I have you backing me. I know I am small compared to the mountain and insignificant to the wave as it comes roaring in. When the tides rise I have no way of keeping my head above water unless you are the firm ground beneath my feet.
But, Lord, I also know that when you step in there isn’t an enemy in the world that can stand against me. I know that when you put your armor upon my shoulders no sword can pierce me and no bullet can make me bleed. Lord, I know that when you fill my mouth wisdom floods out far beyond my years and education. I know, God, that when you fight through me, I am unstoppable.
So, God, cloak me, cover me, envelop me and lift me. Take me where you desire for me to go and make me into the warrior you have destined me to become. Turn from me every path not right for me and hide me from those who wish to harm me with temptations from the world. Mold me into your warrior, make me the captain of your army, elevate me to your side.
Guide me, direct me, protect me, anoint me and speak through me. I am a vessel open only to you. When people press me I want you to flow out of me. When they speak to me I want you to be the responding words. When the enemy comes for me I want you to be the sword in one hand, the shield in the other, the helmet upon my head and the shoes upon my feet. I release all of me to take on all of you.
I can’t do this on my own, but I am not on my own, therefore I will absolutely conquer whatever task is ahead of me, whatever mountain stands in my way, whatever enemy comes against me and whatever lie tries to stop me.
You are with me, I cannot fail.
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”