How The War Is Won…

There is a quote, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” Henry Ford

Mr. Ford was on to something.

One may say there is a war waging now, whether you consider the war from the nature perspective, with regards to the protests and the pursuit of racial justice and equality. Or whether you consider the ongoing spiritual battle from the supernatural perspective. The war is waging but with a focused mind and renewed perspective, it can be won.

If you hear of those protesting in streets or in the spirit, they realize that the battle is bigger than them but it doesn’t overwhelm them. They realize that the victory will change the generations to come. Those fighting, in the natural or in the spirit, understand that their enemy will not overpower them. The warriors on the battlefield, naturally or supernaturally recognize that peace and communication are keys to the victory.

This is how the war is won.

Your victory or defeat will always begin in your mind. It is no wonder that the Lord exhorts believers to transform and renew out mind with the Word of God:

With a mind set on victory, you can operate from a place of victory. You are not ruled by your emotions. With a victorious mindset, you are not governed by your feelings. You will be able to develop strategies of victory. You will be able to see the hand of God in your battle and in the war.

Your adversary also knows that with a transformed and renewed mind, you are unstoppable. This is why the attacks frequently begin there. If you think you are nothing, the war is lost. If you believe you are inferior, your enemy becomes bigger. If you are unaware of your identity, the enemy will begin to tell you who you are. Without a renewed and focused mind, anger and fury rule and win.

Soldier, continue to fight with a transformed and renewed mind. Continue to remain focused on the mission. Know that as you wage war against your adversary, it can be won.

Transform and renew your mind-the battle is first won there.

Peace and Blessings

Waging War…

As believers of God through Jesus Christ, we are consistently engaged in a tremendous battle. Thankfully, we have the victory through the finished work of Jesus Christ. However, our battle still rage on as we exist here on Earth.

We engage in warfare to destroy the works of the devil. Christ accomplished this, once and for all, with his life, death, and resurrection. We are still prevalent to sin, however, because we still exist in the world. But make no mistake, we are not OF the world. No friend, as a born again believer, you belong to God through Jesus Christ. Therefore, you were created to destroy the works of the devil.

Perhaps you are wondering how that is possible. It’s done with the fruit of your lips, with your lifestyle, with the fruit of the Spirit. Your Christian walk is actively destroying the works of the devil. Your prayers, your fasting, your studying-all work together to defeat Satan and his minions. We do not have to go to Hell and get the keys, that’s been accomplished but it is our responsibility to continue to fight the good fight of faith.

We cast down Satan’s mission to steal, kill, destroy with love, building, and giving. We give joy, we command peace, and we extend grace. We triumph over the advances of the enemy with choosing to operate in love, power, and a sound mind. When Satan comes to condemn, we comfort. We Satan comes to discourage, we encourage.

So fight on sis! Continue to wage war with your ministry, your kindness, and your dedication to Christ. Cast off that spirit of fear, you will win! And you will win because Christ already won! Know that you are equipped for the fight. In Christ, you have all you need to destroy the works of the devil.

Wage on, soldier. You got this!

Peace and Blessings

Fight.

Fighting can be quite exhausting. All of that energy is exerted and fighting requires the mind and body! Sometimes, you just get down right tired. And sometimes, you just want to give up. However, our charge stands:

This post is not about a physical fight. This is all about the spiritual battle that we must face each day. This is about staring the Devil in his face and declaring that he will lose this battle as he’s already lost the war. This fight is about pressing on. This fight is about tapping into God’s strength and not your own.

This fight is about strengthening your mind with the Word of God to remain sane and focused. This fight is about strengthening your body with the Word of God to be able to withstand the blows of life. This fight is for your family, your friends, and the generations coming after you.

Fight for your ministry, your relationship, and your joy. Fight for your peace. The functions of the enemy is to steal, kill, and destroy. Decide today to submit to the will of the Lord and not the snares of Satan.

You can do this. You can fight. But most importantly, in Christ, YOU WILL WIN!

Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” 1 Corinthians 15:55,57
Peace and Blessings

Wrestling Match…

Then he said, “Let me go, for the day has broken.” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” Genesis 32:26 ESV

Jacob is pretty bold, right? He is straight up wrestling with God, by way of a man. And he says, I won’t let you go until you bless me. Do we have that level of persistence? How hard are we willing to go to be blessed?

Jacob’s boldness should be desired. Some things have to be fought for and pursued vigorously. Sometimes you have to have a wrestling match. Sometimes you have to tell God, you won’t let go until you are blessed, saved, healed and delivered.

Wrestling with God! Pursue Him, walk right up to Him and receive what He’s so ready to give! He desires our BOLD faith! Jacob didn’t let go, you don’t either, sis.

Pursue that dream He’s planted in you. Fight for that relationship that is kingdom focused. Wrestling for that healing. Snatch your kids out of the enemy’s hands, by faith.

You might be tired of fighting, you may be tired of wrestling, but press on. Your victory is on the other side. Your deliverance is on the other side. Your healing is on the other side.

And as you press on, may this ring true for you:

“Then he said, “Your name shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed.” Genesis 32:28

Peace and Blessings