There is so much struggle and pain and heartache happening in this world. It breaks my heart when I hear stories of people feeling defeated or doubting themselves. It happens to me as well. The closer I get in my relationship with God the more struggles I endure. People attack you. They try to get you to doubt what you are doing. You end up feeling unworthy or unloved and defeated. Why do you think that is?
There is a battle going in that you cannot see with your eyes. The devil is trying to stop you from getting any closer to God. He wants you to feel defeated. In the end God will defeat him but that doesn’t stop him. He uses and influences others in their weak moments to try to stop you. You can fight against this with the weapons God has provided. Open your bible to Ephesians 6: 10-18. You will discover the armor of God.
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Be ready you never know when the enemy will strike
Know your Savior
Jesus is our Savior and Lord. He came down to earth to die for our sins.
Know your enemy!
The devil. He is not that powerful. He is not God.
Know your weapons!
1. The Belt of Truth- to fight the lies
2. Breastplate of righteousness- to fight temptation
3. Feet fitted with Readiness – be ready. Stand.
4. Shield of Faith- to fight doubts that will be thrown your way
5. Helmet of Salvation- head on straight. Be aware. Be alert
6. Sword of Spirit- Word of God. Open your bible. Hide the Truth in your heart and you will not be deceived
7. Prayer- pray and connect with your Heavenly Father. This is his battle. He wants to fight for you in your struggles.
We are Warriors for God. Stand strong in all areas of your life that the enemy can try to attack. Your job, your marriage, your family, your church. Be ready with the Word of God and prayer and in that moment of trial and struggle cry out to God. Ask Him”what is it that you need me to do in this? What can I accomplish for you in this struggle.
I pray that your eyes, ears and hearts are open everyday to God’s blessings, messages and Works to be accomplished in this day’
Prayer Warriors Stand.