https://ladyinwaiting222.com/2018/03/17/dont-fight-the-wrong-enemy
Encouragement/Devotional, Faith, Growth, Lifestyle, Prayer, Relationships

Don’t Fight The Wrong Enemy

Don’t fight the wrong enemy.

Recently, I shared these words with a friend of mine who is going through a really tough time in her marriage.

As I listened to her, my heart ached for what she was experiencing and I tried my best to encourage her.

As she shared what was going on, I remembered a fight I was in just a couple of years back where these same 5 words could apply.

How many times does God remind us of something when we are encouraging others?

Often times, when we are going through different situations, we may have mistakenly been fighting the wrong enemy-friends, family, a co-worker, a spouse, etc.

And truth be told, the real enemy wouldn’t have it any other way.

He wants us to get caught up fighting the wrong enemy because it takes the focus off of him.

If you haven’t guessed by now, the real enemy I am talking about is satan himself.

I reminded my friend, and in turn, myself, that he was the ultimate enemy in her situation and not the people involved who she felt was trying to cause discord and strife.

If she got caught fighting the wrong enemy, as I have many times, she could potentially do more damage than good.

I told her not to focus her energy on the other parties involved, but to keep her eyes on the Lord and to fight this spiritual battle with His Word.

Then I shared with her a familiar scripture that came to mind:

 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. ~Ephesians 6:12, NLT

When in a fight of any kind, we need to know a number of things, which include, but aren’t limited to:

  • What/who we are up against (i.e. evil rulers, authorities of the unseen world, might powers in this dark world and evil spirits in heavenly places)
  • How we are to fight (i.e. what weapons to use)

We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. ~2 Cor. 10:3-4, NLT

Whatever battles you may have to face this week, don’t get caught in satan’s evil schemes and traps where he may have you fighting the wrong enemy.

Wage war in the spirit using God’s mighty weapons: the sword of the Spirit, God’s Word, and your worship.

Scripture references: The Holy Bible (NLT)
Sign up here and never miss a post!
Photo credit: canva.com
Please like, share and comment.
LET’S STAY CONNECTED:
IG @LADYINWAITING222.COM
EMAIL: LADYINWAITING222@GMAIL.COM
FB: http://www.facebook.com/LadyinWaiting222/
YouTube channel: LadyinWaiting 222
© LADY IN WAITING 222. UNAUTHORIZED USE AND/OR DUPLICATION OF THIS MATERIAL WITHOUT EXPRESS AND WRITTEN PERMISSION, FROM THIS BLOG’S AUTHOR AND/OR OWNER, IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. EXCERPTS AND LINKS MAY BE USED, PROVIDED THAT FULL AND CLEAR CREDIT IS GIVEN TO LADY IN WAITING 222, HTTP://WWW.LADYINWAITING222.COM.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s