By: Toryn D. Terrell
A fight is a fight, but a battle is a battle! A prolonged fight that is spanning over time for the purposes of planning, re-planning, finding weakness in our opponents so that the next battle we have the upper hand! Why is this designed this way? I mean, shouldn’t we all strive for peace? Shouldn’t we all just love each other and not war with each other? Sure, in a perfect world, but guess what?! This world is not perfect! The truth of the matter is, in order to achieve peace, there has to be conflict! Only, the conflict in which engages us entirely is an individual conflict! We are in a fight that we cannot see! We are constantly engaged in a battle that was waged against us, and not only as believers, but as man, woman and child, since the beginning of time!
It all starts in the mind and believe me, the enemy is after you! If he can control your mind, then guess what? He has you right where he wants you! It’s an attack that starts subtle and works its way to complete domination over your life! The Bible says:
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[c] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;
The Devil plays games! Big time! He has been doing this a very long time and is good at what he does! But he gets no pleasure here! He may have you feel like “if it feels good, then it must be right!” A lie from the pit of Hell itself! If you believe what you just heard in your mind, then the blood of Jesus needs to wash you thoroughly! I am not sugar coating what I just said! It’s an emotion that is so damaging to your body and spirit and will create a serious separation between you and God! Each time we find ourselves separated from God, again, it is a little harder each time to find your way back! The enemy wins that fight, but the good part is, repentance is just a word away! There is no ritual or getting yourself together before you return to God, just return! Win that fight that day because the battle is far from over! Remember, the battle is in the mind so equip yourself with the Word of God so that you can be prepared to take on the next fight and gain the upper hand! Victory over this battle has already been won through Jesus when He robbed Hell and the grave! There is victory in Jesus and it is for everyone to receive!
Have you decided to follow Christ today? Have you made the tough decision to sacrifice everything to become what God called you to be? A warrior for Him? Are you ready to take on the enemy and win this fight?
If you said yes or no, the repeat this prayer:
I am a sinner in need of a Savior! I repent of my sins and turn away from my wicked acts and ways that are not pleasing in your sight! Come into my heart and cleanse me, make me whole! From this day forward I make you my Lord and Savior! I turn this battle in my mind over to you!
God bless you, and welcome home!
God Bless you and have a wonderful rest of the day!