Creating a Learning Network for Kingdom Builders!
Katie, Yours is a great example of how to win a spiritual battle! I know this works! I also have found that we are in a "war on words" and we need to know which words are the real truth. The devil is a liar and he wants you to believe he's won in these situations. That's when it is excrutiatingly important to pull out God's Word and remind yourself and satan what God has to say about that situation. A great combination is praise, worship and God's Word, pressing on until you get the breakthrough. Sometimes it doesn't take long, others it is ongoing until you see the victory. Jane Hansen has a great example of how to fight, she tells you to "Imagine you are having an arm wrestling match. As long as you resist and apply pressure, your opponent cannot defeat you, and will eventually succumb. However, if you become distracted and let up for even a moment, your opponent can take advantage of your momentary instability and over take you."
I am constantly reminded that most times the battle is about much more than what you are aware of or what is right before you, it often has a ripple affect on many others. So just as you fight the good fight and win, others get the victory with you! I'd much rather enjoy being on that side of the situation rather than be used as an instrument to bring others down. We always have to remember it's usually not just about you.