Oswald Chambers says that the battle is won or lost in the secret places of the will before God, never in the external world. He says that we must get the thing that we need settled, settled between ourselves and God in the secret places of our soul where no stranger intermeddles, and then we can go forth with the certainty that the battle is won.
He also says that in dealing with other people, the line to take is to push them to an issue of will. That is the way abandonment begins. That is the great divide in life; from that point we either go towards a more and more dilatory and useless type of Christian life, or we become more and more ablaze for the glory of God.
Are there things that only God can really help us with? Are there issues that only He understands? Are there longings that will never be satisfied this side of heaven?
Tell me what you think?