2 Timothy 4:7
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:
How are you fighting?
You’re in a war, a soldier in God’s army. How do you fight the good fight?
- Remember who you are fighting against. It’s the devil and not people (Ephesians 6:12).
- Remember, the devil’s job is to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10).
- Know yourself and you will be confident you are doing your best (2 Corinthians 13:5).
- Know the weapons God has given you, and you will fight victoriously (2 Corinthians 10:4).
- Know how the devil works (1 Peter 5:8).
- Don’t focus on what the devil is doing and become fearful (2 Timothy 1:7).
- Focus on what you are going to do (Ephesians 6:10-11).
- Continue to build your faith. (Jude 1:20).
- Get to the place where whatever the devil does won’t matter (2 Corinthians 4:8-10).
- Believe in the victory God has won and continue to celebrate it (1 Chronicles 29:11).
- Thank God in, for, and through every situation you encounter (1 Thessalonians 5:18).
- You speak the word, out loud, over your life every day. Faith comes by hearing (Romans 10:17).
- The battlefield is in the mind, don’t get pulled out by the devil’s mental games (2 Corinthians 10:5).
- Keep your mind on the Lord and maintain your peace (Isaiah 26:3).
- Allow the mind of Christ to be in you (Philippians 2:5).
Please keep in mind, as you fight, all the trials, tests, and traps are the devil’s strategies. They are just a way to get you off balance and keep you looking at your circumstances. Don’t turn your focus from God. What the devil means for evil, God can use to produce strength in your life and be glorified by. The devil knows the end of the story, don’t you ?
Revelation 12:12 “Therefore rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them [in the presence of God]. Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has come down to you in great wrath, knowing that he has only a short time [remaining]!” (Amplified Bible AMP)
Act like you know the end of the story, be the soldier God called you to be, know the word and celebrate the victory over the enemy at all times.
Please agree with me as I pray:
Father, I am a soldier in Your army. Because of You, I am fighting stronger and better every day. Thank You. I repent for every time I was moved or shaken when the enemy shows up in my life. I know he is always on his job. I also know You are there. You promised never to leave me or forsake me and You keep Your promises. You lift up a standard against him. I don’t have to back down. I don’t have to believe the reports the enemy brings. I don’t have to walk in fear. All I have to do is trust You. You are Jehovah God, the Almighty, the all-powerful, the all-knowing, Lord of my life. I will fight with knowledge, with understanding, and with revelation. I will no longer worry about what the enemy could do to me. I know he will set traps and throw darts. It does not matter because knowing will not cause me to give up my joy or put my life on hold. I will speak Your word over my life in every situation. The more I hear Your word, the more I will believe it. Thank You for the peace and the strength I get because I focus on You. Thank You for victory every day…
Ask the Lord what He wants to say to you about today’s devotional and journal His response as described here.