…I mean spiritually. The truth is we are attacked often and many aren’t even aware of it. They say … it’s just a coincidence… or I’m just having a really bad day. Have you ever woke up one morning and thought to your self, “What’s wrong me today?!?!… I’m a little off and I don’t know why”? These are just a few examples of attacks.
The truth is, the more you are doing for the Lord, the more Satan will try to keep you from doing it … OR, at the very least, he will try to make you lose your cool in the midst of it.
I’m definitely getting some offensive moves put on me right now and I’m sure more are to come this fall while I lead the Battles of the Mind study (which talks about these types of things). Alot of preparation has gone into this study and my co-leaders and I are in the midst of it right now. Out of the three of us, we’ve been faced with health issues, extreme busyness, life out of balance… even misunderstandings and dissension trying to come between us… you name it, it’s been happening.
Monday night, as I was putting many folders together for the study, my nose starts to bleed onto my papers and my cute little maternity dress I borrowed from a girlfriend (so sorry SC! …the stain did come out though. Note, this has happened a few times while I’ve been pregnant so nothing to worry about.) That morning, as I was working on the study on my laptop and eating my cereal, I spilled milk on my keyboard and now my “g”‘s and “h”‘s no longer work – I have to cut and paste them!!! Talk about time waister! … OK, the milk and computer thing was a little my fault.. Don’t eat around the computer, but I can tell you these things are happening to get me flustered! This past week, I was not well, ankles were swelling a bit, and my body felt like it had the flu (it was the same feeling I had when I went on bed rest half way through my pregnancy with Connor – my 2nd). This week I am fine (thank you God) and I’m believing all is well with the pregnancy. Fear for the health of my daughter does still creep into my mind often, but I recognize this is not from God and I CHOOSE to trust Him and His promises instead of believe the enemy and his lies…. THESE ARE ATTACKS.
In your own life, do you believe these types of things are a battle or coincidence?
Not convinced? Are you thinking I’ve lost my marbles?
Look at what the Bible says about the unseen world.
Ephesians 6:12; Colossians 1:16, 2:15; 2 Corinthians 10:3-4; Romans 8:38-39
How does he attack? Through circumstances, people and our minds. Little by little. Carefully laid plans. It all sound like a horror movie or a psychological thriller. In a way it could be, but, NOT IF YOU ARE IN CHRIST. TAKE HEART, YOU’RE COVERED.
- -2 Chronicles 20:15 And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the Lord to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s. (Emphasis mine)
- John16:33 In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world;
1John 4:4 But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world
When you’re in it, you cannot see it, but take a step out and look in. Is it really a coincidence or is something trying to keep you from believing, growing or being used by God? If you are not trying to find, grow or experience God; you will not experience this because Satan doesn’t have to worry about you. You are not trying to come against his plan. However, if you are in Christ, be aware and not let him win out. We must recognize the attacks. Persevere. Give it to God and push through. If you do this, he cannot win. verses