Get To Know Your Enemy
Updated: Jan 30, 2021
Your enemy can take on different forms. If you have a religious background you would recognize it as the devil if not you may say it is a psychological block or unfortunate circumstances. It really doesn’t matter how you label it because it is all meant to do the same thing. If you are religious you will recognize that the thief comes to steal kill and destroy if not religious let me say it this way: your enemy is what stops you from fulfilling what you were created for and it can kill your dream, steal your destiny and destroy your confidence.
If you look at the enemy as only something that tempts you to do wrong your human spirit will give you permission to give in to that wrong. You will succumb to that natural feeling. That feeling that wants vindication, validation, revenge, pleasure, immediate gratification or escape. That natural feeling that despises grace and craves justice. That feeling that respects the walk of Jesus but would never walk that way under pressure because it doesn’t feel natural and smells weak. That feeling that keeps you in a self-destructive pattern because it feels good and feeds an immediate need to take away or numb the pain. BUT if you look at the enemy as resistance that is trying to block and keep you from having everything God has for you and is also trying to keep you from being and achieving everything God wants you to be and achieve you will find a way to resist those triggers meant to block. If you don’t resist the enemy he will have free reign in your life no matter who you say you are and no matter what you believe in. All he will have to do is push the right buttons, guide you into the right situations that trigger that natural feeling and you will flow in it.
But God has not left us helpless.
James 4:6-8 NIV But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Don’t be double-minded. Double-minded meaning you believe God, you believe in Him but you refuse to walk as He would have you walk. You bow down to your nature instead of Him. Even though the thief came to steal, Jesus came so that we would have an abundant life! All power has been given to Him. We are not defenseless. To be successful we must first recognize are triggers and what sets them off. Then Do Something Different….Resist. The Lord can give you a different perspective that can radically change your mind-set and thereby change your life. But that will not happen if you ignore Him. There is no fence sitting when it comes to how you run your life. You are always being guided the question is who are you listening to? Look at the fruit and follow the trail.
Utilize the weapons given to us and experience this:
1 Corinthians 2:9-10 NIV
However, as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him— these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God.
Don’t let your triggers keep you from all that was meant for you.
With love, Ms. Wanda, GAC