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Fighting for Truth

Spiritual warfare is no joke. Okay, so I knew it wasn’t a joke, but until yesterday, I’d forgotten just how potent it is.

Since Friday, I’d been feeling… off.

I couldn’t put my finger on it, but it knew my mood shift occurred after a lovely chat with my favorite professor. I was updating her on all of my business endeavors, sharing my excitement and joy. After that call, I felt deflated– and I didn’t know why.

My weekend was spent trying to simultaneously ignore and fix my anxious mood, and I entered the workweek with immense angst. I felt like quitting, I’ll be honest.

After a day spent putting on a positive face, I got in my jammies and stared into space for way too long, mentally paralyzed by my thoughts. For the life of me, I could not figure out how to feel better because I couldn’t understand why I was distraught in the first place!

Then it hit me:

I spoke it.

During my meeting with my professor, for the first time, I’d voiced my eagerness and hope for this business. Sure, I’d been thinking it, but the Enemy couldn’t attack until I’d spoken it.

Let me be clear, Satan is real and powerful, but he is NOT all-knowing or all-powerful. Only God is.

The Enemy does not know our thoughts. No one knows our thoughts except ourselves, and of course God, who is all-knowing and all-powerful (1 Cor 2:11, 1 Kings 8:39).

The Lord reminded me of this yesterday. While I was voicing my joy, Satan was prowling around, listening, And once he learned of my excitement, once he could see how God was working in my business, the Enemy attacked.

Lies and taunts were whispered into my ears, wounding me in already tender places, desperate to distract me from my God-guided path.

And I listened.

It’s all too easy to listen, isn’t it? Even if we should know better, even if we’ve been down this road a thousand times before, still we listen.

Thank God that God will forgive us for each of those times :)

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).

Our God is good, always and forever.

He reminded me of that last night, revealed to me that Satan had been attacking and distracting. And once I knew, that unidentified off-ness immediately fled.

I knew how to fight now because God reminded me who my Enemy was.

Each day, I will battle in the Spirit and proclaim Truth; I hope you will as well, friends.


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