Daily challenges unfold throughout the day unexpectedly, and that’s a fact of life.
We can either fight, flee or be paralyzed when faced with Satan’s attacks. I typically either fight or abandon my post! Yet God wants us to trust Him and learn from these unmanageable times. Cunnington encouraged her readers to search or discover life lessons or even hidden treasures during these times. Otherwise, we will be exhausted or burned out by the intensity of our challenge or even defeated by Satan’s lies or attacks.
From past experiences, I’ve learned more about the detrimental impact of fear and anticipatory anxiety. Every time I give myself the opportunity to explore or discover or grow in the midst of a challenge, I typically find at least one effective strategy to implement in the future and have yet to be burned out.
Praise the Lord!
In the book of James 1: 2-4, James reminded all of us, “Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”
God didn’t promise us a trouble-free life yet He will be there in the mix of it all; the ugly, the bad and the worst!
His Word is not only comforting but will strengthen our inner beings, nourish our souls, renew our minds and encourages us to take the next step in love and hope.
Cunnington noted, ‘success is a filter through which we see life… we live this way by actively and intelligently living in a way that pleases God.’
We have to stand firm on His Truth and declare His promises over our lives so Satan will flee and leave us alone. When our minds are renewed with His Truth, we are empowered to overcome the enemy’s lies in all circumstances. Satan’s intentions to kill and destroy God’s plans will be forever restrained or chained when we declare God’s promises over our lives.
Cunnington noted, “the devil comes to shake you but God comes to steady you.” It’s comforting to know He is our Refuge and Rock indeed.
Satan’s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy god’s plan for our future. God’s plan is to give us a rich and satisfying life.” (John 10:10)
Let us stand on His promises one day at a time and fight the best ‘fight of faith’ ever…
I’m all ‘in’, a sister in Christ, who is ready for the battlefield of the mind one day at a time.