Ephesians 6:12 People are not the enemy, to target one another is to engage in the wrong combat. We represent the authority of the victory of Christ in the spiritual realm. We are positioned there (in Christ); we 1target the mind games and 2structures of darkness, religious thought patterns, governing and conditioning human behavior.
I am learning more and more that my own thinking gets me in more trouble than anything else. I refuse to give any credit to the enemy. Why? Because he has been defeated and so, if he has been defeated then he has no Authority in me or in my mind. Some might disagree with me and that’s okay.
When things happen to me….. circumstances that are Beyond My Control. I am still in complete control on how I react and what I’m going to do next.
There’s the key word right there “react”
At the Forefront of my thinking needs to be response not reaction. When I accept the circumstances that I created, only then can I take responsibility for improving them. Having to look deep within and Having the courage to ask the hard questions about why did I do that? What could I have done differently? I think you get the point.
Case in point. I have been dealing with a client who for the most part has been very difficult. The more I think about it the more I realize that his difficulty was created by me. There were certain things that I should have made more clear in the beginning that would have saved heartache in the end. I now realize even though he has been difficult. It could have all been avoided had I changed my thought process. Sometimes people just don’t know what they don’t know and it’s my job to help educate.
Jim Rohn said, “character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming.”
So many times we want to blame the enemy instead of taking responsibility ourselves. You reap what you sow.
Galatians 6:7 Show-business does not deceive God! Do not be led astray and then pull your nose up at God, as if it was God who let you down. The harvest always reveals the seed. 6:8 The flesh cannot compete with the spirit; just like with Adam, the fruit of the DIY tree still produces death, while faith produces the spirit fruit of the life of the ages, the God-kind of life. 6:9 Every good deed has a predictable harvest. Let’s not get discouraged in the in-between times. (Make sure your good deeds are love-driven rather than duty-driven. Faith works by love, duty by willpower) the mirror version
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I agree with you and this is why. Satan was defeated and is defeated my Christ Jesus , and because he gave us the authority, we can defeat him daily. Some of us choose to allow him to defeat us by as you said, defeating ourselves. We can sometimes be granted the authority to do a lot of things in life, and because we are lazy, put our heads in the sand, etc, we do not accept or even believe in the power and authority we have been gifted and thus it’s as if we do not possess it. A police office can be handed a badge and a gun, but if he doesn’t have the fortitude to use it, it becomes ineffective. The officer has to take the steps of getting in the car, look for and recognize offenders and go after them. If we sit here and put our heads in the sand, we will not even recognize the work that he is doing to derail our lives, much less use the authority we were given over him to shut him down.