I’m not even gonna pretend like I haven’t been MIA for 7 months. My bad, y’all. Been just trying to figure things out and let God grow me in a bunch of areas. A lot happening all at the same time. But that’s okay. I made a promise to myself to get back to it this year. I was working on a plan and an editorial calendar blah, blah, blah. But I don’t have time for that. I needed to share this with y’all.
I have been getting whooped on by the enemy in one particular area in my life. Not even worth sugar-coating it. It’s been rough. I have been fighting this battle in silence, only inviting a couple of people in, not letting on how bad it is. I mostly have complained about it, allowed frustration to take over, and just tried to wait it out, hoping that the enemy would get tired and would give up.
Sigh. It doesn’t work like that.
I finally realized that this battle isn’t going to be won by laying down and just taking it. I am fed up. Like when your sibling keeps poking you and then you snap, fed up. I am at the point where I refuse to allow the enemy to continue to run rampant in my life. Jesus didn’t die for us to be passive. He delegated his authority to us that we don’t have to keep getting smacked around by the enemy. We have to exercise that authority and let the enemy know he doesn’t get to play in our lives.
How Do We Exercise The Authority?
- First, it takes faith. We must believe God and know that we have been given the authority. Luke 10:19 “Look, I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy, and you can walk among snakes and scorpions and crush them. Nothing will injure you.”
- We must believe God’s word. Anything that God speaks, any promise He makes, we must stand on it. While things may not look like what God promised, He cannot go back on His word. Numbers 23:19
- Don’t neglect prayer. While God is going to do what He’s going to do, we’ve been given the privilege to partner with Him in prayer. Prayer is something special and powerful that releases God to move in the earth. Ephesians 6 talks about the armor of God and how we fight the enemy. One of the key weapons is prayer. Ephesians 6:18
- Share in the burden as a community. One of the tricks that the enemy uses is to keep us isolated. He uses shame, fear, and pride to keep us from inviting others in to pray with us, for us and to stand in agreement with what God has said. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 tells how much stronger we are when we support one another. Don’t be a lone ranger.
If you’re like me and you’re FED UP with the enemy seemingly having his way, it’s time to walk in the authority that Jesus died to give us as believers. While the enemy ultimately loses the war, we must take up our posts and not let him win any battles.
If I can partner with you in prayer in any area of your life, message me and let me know! We can kick some devil butt together.
My goal is to make this a bi-weekly thing so if all goes according to plan, see y’all in 2 weeks!
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