Do you feel like you are walking through a spiritual minefield? Anxious about tomorrow and yet still chained to the past. Drowning in a sea of confusion, weighed down with old baggage and thoughts clouded with negativity. If so, it is imperative that you put on the whole “Armour of God” and fight the good fight. You, my friend, are under spiritual attack! “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8-9. He wastes no time hunting those who are already spiritually dead. But he has an insatiable appetite for the sweet, pure blood of Christ’s followers. This invisible enemy loves to attack the subconscious mind. The most complicated organ in our body, that functions rather like a conductor. A Maestro, working day and night. Listening unconsciously even while we sleep. When this gray matter of ours is uncluttered, it creates beautiful music. However, when our thoughts get cloudy and appear darker than usual, the chances are that our music is sending the dogs running for cover! If Left unaddressed, one by one the instruments will cease playing. The most courageous and healthy thing we can do if this happens is to seek professional help, including our pastor.
While it is seldom discussed, Scripture confirms that the mind is Satan’s favorite battlefield. We should never be embarrassed or surprised if we find ourselves under attack. Many of the famous Bible prophets, etc. found themselves in just such battles. Those who were in close relationships with God. All believers have the God-given power to fight the enemy in “Jesus name.” We can confront Satan by calling him a liar when he tries to feed us negative thoughts. Quote Scripture truth. He hates that! “And these signs will accompany those who believe in my name (Christ) they will drive out demons…” Mark 16:17. Dedicate your home to God and ask him to fill each room and those who enter and go, to be blessed. It is important to remember we do not need to be afraid of the outcome of these attacks because our Father has already won the battle!. Therefore, “Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine.” Isaiah 43:1.
In the end, “God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas but scars.” by Elbert Hubbard.