Recently I have been very spiritually attacked. I haven’t been writing a lot of articles because I have been uninspired to write anything. In the past the Lord had been speaking to me, telling me what to write for you readers. I had heard his words as my fingers hit the keys on the key board. I am sad to say that I had let the enemy’s lies get to me and honestly I believed them. You are not special. Why do you still write no one will ever take you seriously? No one loves you, and so on. Since I was letting these lies into my life I had let them start to change my personality and who I am as a person. I have been dealing with a certain situation involving a person I see quite often. I have let this situation start to change me because of the anger I have had towards God and them. I kept asking God why he wouldn’t fix it. Why he was letting me cry myself to sleep every night! I would spend time praying asking him for a sign. Begging him to show me what to do. I would get my answer every time, Kylie, trust me, and everything will be okay. Easier said than done! I am the kind of person that struggles with a lot of trust issues because of some things in my past so when he told me to trust him a huge ball of fear welled up in my chest. There would be some days my faith in God was strong…then the enemy would creep back in and make me doubt. What if this is a mistake. Am I just telling myself this is going to happen? There are so many reasons why I could say this isn’t a reality. Yet Gods words rung again in my ears. Kylie, trust me, and everything will be okay. Without realizing it I was actually letting lies back into my mind. Except this time they were my own that the enemy had made me believe. This battle between God and I went on for a very long time, going back and forth. Soon I just gave up and let the lies pour into me as I cried my eyes out day after day. Just last night I prayed to God asking him to bring me back. I gave the situation to him once and for all and I am waiting to see what will happen. I can’t say that I am still not afraid because I am, I can’t say that what I want to happen will happen, but I can say that I am DONE with the lies. I am DONE letting the enemy win! There is some reason he doesn’t want me to follow God, he has gone to extreme measures to keep me next to him. I don’t know what God is going to do but I know it’s going to be something great!
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The reason why I told you that is so maybe you can recognize the lies the enemy tells you every day. Is there something happening in your life right now that is keeping you from following Gods plan for you? If so Im going to give you some tips on fight the enemy in your hardship.
- Spend time with God on a daily basis.
The enemy can’t tell you things if you’re not even around to hear them. When you spend time with God praying, reading your Bible, worshiping, ect. You give the enemy less power. God promises to protect you from him no matter what. John 10:10 the thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. You also have the ability to hear God BETTER if you are closer to him.
- Put on the full armor of God.
Put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
This is your weapon against the enemy. If you protect yourself with these things no harm shall come to you.
- Surround yourself with encouraging people
Trust me this step is important. If you have good Godly people around you lifting you up no one else can tell you lies about yourself. I know this was a big part of my problem. I had friends who would tell me things that weren’t true about the situation and this just added more doubt then I had before. Even if they didn’t know what was going on the enemy would use them to bring me down.
- Surround yourself with Godly things.
The movies you watch, music you listen to. All of these play a role as well. If you are bringing sin into your life that doesn’t help you become batter then guess where the enemy is going to sit. Right next to you. He feeds on sin so don’t feed the hand that bites you. Have you ever heard that saying? It’s a good one to put on your wall. Matthew 26:41 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
- Seek another Godly person’s opinion.
This could be your pastor, youth pastor, or a Godly woman who knows you well. They will be able to tell you if you are believing lies or not. Ask them there advice on hearing God better.
There you go! That is all the advice I have for you right now! I hope this has helped you in some way, I will be keeping you in prayers always. If you have any questions you can always email me at firstname.lastname@example.org