This Means War.

Satan is relentless. He is constantly attacking those who follow Christ. I can say this confidently because I have experienced it first hand. Satan does everything he can to make me feel discouraged, fearful, and confused. He will stop at nothing to destroy me.

Satan targets my mind. He tries to fill my head with thoughts like “I’m not good enough” and “I can’t do it”. Every battle is won or lost in the mind and Satan knows that. I have a feeling that this mental battle is not a foreign concept to most of you. I know I am not the only one that Satan wants to destroy, which means I am not the only one who feels the pressure of his attacks.

Daily Satan reminds me of all the things I have done wrong. He is quick to bring to my mind all the battles I have lost. He does not leave anything out. My fears, my failures, my insecurities, all of it. He shows no mercy. Satan wants to steal, kill, and destroy everyone; there are no exceptions.

However, He that is is me is greater then he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

This war has been won, and I am on the winning side. Satan can attack all he wants, but he will not get the best of me. If my God is for me, then who could ever stop me. I may be hard pressed, but I am not crushed. Satan may have struck me down, but I am not destroyed, and “every time Satan reminds me of my past, I will remind him of his future” (Steven Furtick).

I do not stand a chance against Satan on my own, but God is in me, and Satan does not stand a chance against Him. Satan will knock me down, but, by the power of God, I will get up again. Yet, Satan will never be able to get up again, when God crushes him under His feet. The Devil’s fate is definite and my victory is sealed.

Satan is a liar! There is no such thing as a “lost cause” in God’s eyes. My sin is not too big for God. The Devil’s attacks are real, but I am more than a conqueror, through Him who loves me. This means war and I am a solider. Satan attacks me, because I am a threat. Yet, there is nothing he can do to stop my Heavenly Father’s plan for me. What the enemy meant for evil, God will use for good.

Yes, Satan is relentless, but so is God. Yes, Satan’s attacks are still a daily struggle, but God is with me, for me, and in me. I am unstoppable. Yes, the lies of the Devil are still ringing loud in my head, but the truth of God is louder still. Satan is strong, but Jesus is stronger.

The declaration of war is already out. I’m enlisted in God’s army. I’ve been through many battles, and I’m going to go through many more. Still, grace has brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home. The battles have been hard, and probably will only get harder, but the joy of knowing Jesus makes it worth it all. I’m still afraid of what is to come, but I confident in the One who stands beside me.

Satan, you don’t stand a chance against my God.

 

A closing note to my readers; I’m glad to be back. It has been a very long time since I have posted. I have been very busy the past few months. I love being able to travel and do what I do, but I am always glad when I get the chance to sit down and write. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or anything you would like for me to pray for you about, just send me an email at christy@tonynolan.org or leave a comment below. I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks for reading and God bless.

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