Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, while he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness. He came to a broom bush, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, LORD,” he said. “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.”
(1 Kings 19:3-4 NIV)
After a great triumph in the trial at Mount Carmel and the dramatic display that his God is the Lord of heaven and earth, one would think that Elijah would continue to walk in victory, but sadly, he didn’t. When he heard Jezebel’s message, Elijah was afraid and ran for his life, for she had said, “May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not make your life like that of one of them [the dead prophets of Baal]” (1 Kings 19:2). Sometimes, when we’ve accomplished something great for God, our Enemy, the Devil, comes and attempts to steal our victory as well. Therefore, we have to learn to recall the victories that we’ve experienced, so that we won’t fall prey to the Enemy’s threats when they come.
When threatened by the Enemy, remind him of your victories.