First of all, I would like to thank all of my new subscribers. I really appreciate all of you who take the time to read my posts. When I first started this blog, formerly known as Beautiful Under Pressure, I was still struggling to find my voice. I knew what I wanted to say, but wasn’t quite sure how to say it. It has definitely been a learning process for me, but I feel like becoming The Believer’s Triumph has really helped give my little corner of the internet some purpose and direction. I love talking about Jesus! ❤️ Not to mention, it’s been great connecting with other fellow bloggers/believers. SO THANKS AGAIN! 🙂
Second of all, I did not post yesterday as I had committed to doing every Thursday. As some of you may know (or not), I am social worker with Family and Children services in my county AND a full-time wife & mother. It’s not always easy setting aside time to write, but I’m trying! To be honest, I will probably back date this blog anyway because it drives me crazy that I posted the last two Thursdays and then on a Friday. I’m a little OCD.
Today, I wanted to share the second strategy Satan uses against the children of God. In Priscilla Shirer’s book “Fervent” she talks about how the enemy wages war against our focus. She writes:
Success to him [Satan], means stirring up discord in your home, your church, your neighborhood, and doing it in such a way that no one’s even aware he’s been in the building. He knows our natural, physical response is to start coming after each other instead of him – attacking, counterattacking, pointing fingers, assigning blame- while he sits out in the driveway monitoring the clamor inside, fiendishly rubbing his hands together, admiring how adept he is… and what easy targets we are.
Satan’s entire plot revolves around distracting us from seeing who is really behind the chaos in our lives. Him. Thankfully, God has armed us with weapons that work. Weapons that are powerful through God for the demolition of the enemy’s strongholds (2 Cor. 10:4). These weapons include: Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Faith, Salvation, and last, but NEVER least… The Word of God. Let us not be unaware of Satan’s schemes or lose focus on who it is that we’re really at war with. Ephesians 6:12 says:
For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.
Our enemy is not who Satan wants you to think it is. He wants you to think it’s your husband or wife. He wants you to think it’s your family or your church. He is strategic in his deception, so we must be strategic in our prayers. Because once we focus… we’ll realize that the enemy has already lost.
Through Christ, Satan has already been:
- disarmed and embarrassed (Col. 2:15)
- overruled (Eph. 1:20-22)
- mastered (Phil. 2:9-11)
- rendered powerless (Heb. 2:14)
- all his hard work destroyed (1 John 3:8)
Through Christ, we are victorious! Thank you, Jesus!
I praise for being my light in the midst of darkness! I praise you because you revive me- my enemy does not- will not, shout in triumph over me! I praise you for arming me with weapons that work!
Please forgive me for allowing myself to become distracted by everything that’s going on around me, instead of pulling back the curtain and focusing on who’s really behind the chaos in my life. Forgive me for getting angry at you, or Sam, or my mom, instead of with my real enemy. Please forgive me for not “suiting up” and fighting back with your divinely powerful weapons!
I ask that you give me courage, discernment, patience, diligence, and laser-like focus!
Yes! Because you stand behind me like a powerful giant! Yes! Because you will protect me from the evil one! Yes! Because the name of JESUS is above all names!
In Jesus Name I pray,