Born To Battle Part II

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Today I have good news and bad news.

 

The bad news is you’re in a war.

 

The good news is you’re already a victor.

 

You need only to know how to fight. And this ain’t no cat fight either.

 

This is an all out battle. An epic war that rages underneath the surface of what we can see with our human eyes. The goal of your enemy is to steal, kill, and destroy. Not just you but you’re entire legacy. He knows his time is short, so the goal is to cause as much chaos, strife, and death as possible by keeping you sedated and living in bondage. He’s been doing it since the existence of mankind. His tricks don’t change. Mainly because they keep working.

 

Earlier in part I of this series, I talked about the specific bounty that the enemy has on the heads of women and why as a woman you are viewed as the main target of the enemies hits. Now that you’re aware, I want to give you a daily battle plan. In it, I will outline how to war against your enemy and fight back against his attacks. Remember, if he can keep you sedated, insecure, jealous, bitter, and drowning in self-sabotage, and low self-esteem then getting to your family is a cinch. If he’s going to get to them he has to take you out first.

Don’t let him. You have lives to change. Walls to break down. A destiny to walk in. 

 

So here’s your plan.  This encompasses some actions that have helped me, my family, and my clients fight like champions. It’s a mindset . It’s intentional. Most of all it’s strategic, focused intensity and very simple.

 

Ephesians 6:10-17

 

Be strong in the Lord and his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh and blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

 

Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. The after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared. In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on the salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God.

 

1. Understand who you are in Christ.

 

This will require that you read your Bible. Not just the popular verses you see on pictures but actual whole chapters. This is your SWORD! You must learn how to use it by picking it up! Replace the lies with the TRUTH. Consume it. Fight for time with it. Read it out loud and declare its promises in the name of Jesus. Your words have power .So when you speak scripture, your words do not turn void. This is your biggest weapon!

Start by reading Ephesians and every time you see the word us or you insert your name. It’s amazing what happens when you start to reprogram who you are. You were meant to live a life to the full not wallow in misery and the poor pitiful suffering Christian card. This reprograming won’t happen overnight so stay consistent. It’s going to take some time to get things from your head to your heart. That’s why the bible is called your DAILY bread. Not opening it is an act of surrender.

 

 

2. Close The Door To Your Enemy

 

 This means slamming the door on pride and unforgiveness and staying confessed up to date. Forgive who you need to forgive. It doesn’t mean that what they did was o.k. It means they don’t have power over you any more. The bible is also very clear that unless you forgive others you yourself will not be forgiven. Keep your heart clean with an attitude of repentance. Stop judging others and thinking you can do things on your own.

God empowers you to live through HIS spirit inside you. Not your own human will or strength. Thinking you don’t need God opens a door wide open for the enemy to come in and kill, steal, and destroy. Also, everything we do ignites a spirit within us. What are you reading, watching, and listening to? Is it light or death? Your life will move in the direction of this so take it SERIOUSLY.

 

 

3. Worship and Pray To Him

 

As created beings we were designed to worship and we are always worshiping something. For some it’s t.v., some it’s food, some it’s shopping, some it’s sex and drugs. Put him at the center of your life. Worship him through song, dance, workouts, work, etc. Give it all to him. Worship is warfare and your enemy hates it! Constantly have worship music playing in your car, home, and office.

During this time, really connect to him. It’s not about just singing songs or going through the motions.  It’s about thanking and praising the one who has given you life and pours out his love on you. It’s about feeling his presence and crying out before him. Some of my best quiet times are when I’m alone in the morning and I can just listen to worship music and sit at his feet. Yours may be a long shower. Or it may be while your out running errand in your car. Wherever you are, worship.  Thank him. Talk to him. Tell him you love him. Ask him whatever you want to ask him.

 

 

 

Three steps, simple yet HUGE for your life.

 

Make it a part of who you are if you want victory.

 

Battling For You,

 

Lindsey Nadler