Know How To Restfully Fight Life's Battles

We can be so much stronger than we believe ourselves to be and yet it takes less on our part than we think.  We do not have to exhaust ourselves but rest in our Lord. Evil is ever so present in our world and we do not always know how to battle the issues and the people that we are up against. And yet in Ephesians 6:12 it tells us, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."Therefore we must put on our armor of God and fight the good fight and be the light of the world. We must allow our God to have vengence. God tells us to hold every thought captive for a really important reason.

Here is why: we are light. And we get this light from our God who is full of goodness. So the more light we put in the stronger we are to stand against the evil. Our light is bright. Satan uses people to do his work as well, even good godly people. See this is why the brighter and more full our light is the harder it is for him to break us down and use us. We have to keep filling up with that light each day through Jesus Christ our Lord. We need to be prayed up and close to Who that gives us life. We put our thoughts upon God and His goodness and we carry Him within us wherever we go.

We fight battles in our minds, on the road, at school or work, at home, in our daily errands etc. etc.

So when someone does something or says something or even thinks something about us we are to simply shine.We are not to allow their darkness lurk in to dim our light. We cannot give in and play their game with them, (fight as they do). We have to go to God, we have to keep giving it all to God. He tells us not to worry so don't. Let that go. He tells us to give Him the battle so do it and this is why: Our light which comes from God, is God, will overpower the darkness, the evil.

"You make us turn back from the enemy, And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves" Psalm 44:10. People curse us, they speak over us and they even have thoughts that curse us. They curse us when they are mad or upset or jealous, or simply do not like us. They can actually do things to us, but how we react to those things makes all the difference. This is why God says to take every thought captive, even their thoughts of us. We are to not allow those thoughts to harm us. "Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;" 2 Corthinthians 10:5.

"Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord" Romans 12:19.  When the bible says "Vengeance are mine saith the Lord," God means that we are to allow Him to fight our battles in the spiritual realm. It is when we put on our armor and we pray to our God and are still to listen to Him and His instruction on the matter this is how we do our part. We must trust in Him.  What happens is when others do wrong towards us, even think the wrong thoughts about us, it bounces back at them and whatever they/the enemy planned for evil against us just bounces back toward them. And yes, we should pray for them that this whole situation will produce goodness all around even for them, so that your own faithfulness just as the bible tells us God will turn the evil into good does indeed happen, that yes whatever the enemy meant for evil, for harm, will therefore be turned toward good. This is just one reason God tells us to love our enemies.

I share this with you because I have found this from my own experiences to be true. And I cannot begin to express the greatness God hath done in turning the situations around and to make my feelings toward these people completely the opposite of what my feelings first were and our relationships change for the better, for His glory and honor.

The vital component to this success in such attacks is recognizing and identifying the enemy. First who is doing what and then what he or she is doing.  We must then call it out. And once it is identified it must flee from us.


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