battle of the mind,  strongholds,  Victory

The Battlefield

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ (2 Cor. 10:3-5)

Where is your war? 

Maybe you aren’t battling anything today. Congratulations! Enjoy! Bask in it with thankfulness, but don’t let down your guard.

I’m not at liberty to share the details of the battle waging in my life this week, but there is one. Yet, as I prayed this morning, I believe God led me straight to this passage and to the word stronghold.

Strongholds are anything that keeps us or the people we love from God.

Strongholds are sneaky. They appear harmless. They are found in our thoughts.

Some are big. Some are small, but no matter the size, they have the same end. They “argue against God.” They become gods in our lives. They run our lives.

If we think we can’t be satisfied or live without something it has become a stronghold.

Not the most uplifting and encouraging message this morning, but it is important.

I’m putting my armor on today. It might get messy, but the verse above promises victory. I’m waging war with the love and promises of Christ.

Much love and peace,

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes you maybe able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand (Eph. 6:13).

Andy Lee is a wife, mother of three, author, speaker, and blogger. She inspires her readers to step out into their call whether to a neighbor or nation to find purpose and joy using the gifts God has given them. She lives on the North Carolina Coast with her favorite people in the whole word, her family. She loves chocolate, geraniums, coffee, and Jesus.

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