“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.”
Have you ever felt sometimes it’s just not worth it? If you haven’t just keep living! I’m a witness that although God may have a great call and mandate on your life, it will be fought. It will be fought externally and internally. What I have learned is that the greater the call the greater the fight! Why? Because the greater the threat you are to the kingdom of darkness. How interesting is it that the enemy studies us and learns our M.O. (Modus Operandi – the way we do things or our method of operation)? Truth be told he doesn’t have any new tricks. He keeps using the same old thing century after century because it’s always worked for him. However today I want to expose the enemy so that you will no longer fall for his tricks and schemes. If you have followed me at all for some time then you’ve heard me say, “Attack is from without (external) and sabotage is from within (internal)”. With that being said allow me to elaborate.
External Fight – Attack
When the enemy realizes that you are determined and focused on being the best you, he realizes your guards are up. Since he knows your guards are up he then begins to work on the things closest to you in hopes to wear you down. I call these “wearing out tactics”. He attacks your health, or your wealth. When that doesn’t work then he goes for the people closest to you such as your spouse, children, and friends and loved ones who matter to you. Bottom line is he is coming for you by any means necessary.
Internal Fight – Sabotage
Since the enemy knows that he can’t just walk up and take anything from you, he will do everything in his power to get you to forfeit it. Should you succeed against the external fight then he will try to get you to sabotage yourself by planting seeds of doubt and unbelief, hopelessness, frustration, etc. Majority of the time he will try to wear you out with the attack and just when he thinks you’re weak enough he begins trying to get you to sabotage yourself with phrases like “I can’t win for loosing”, “Every time I get ahead, I get knocked back”, “I can never get up and stay up….” ETC.
What I want to remind you of is that YOUR PROMISE IS WORTH THE FIGHT! Only you can determine within yourself that Giving up is not an option! When Job was attacked, he purposed in his heart that he would not curse God. Even though he didn’t understand all of what he was going through he told God “Though you slay me YET will I trust you!” Job didn’t even know that he was beating the devil down with his faith and trust in God. I say to you, who like myself, have gone through sometimes not understanding the full measure of what is happening; make up your mind that Giving up is not an option. Serve the devil notice that he is a Liar and He is defeated, YOU have the victory and to God be the Glory! As a matter of fact I dare you to say it daily and as often as the enemy tries to make you doubt it. How did I get past the times I was most tempted to give up? I realized my victory is Guaranteed! Yes we may be in a fight but the good news is that it’s a Fixed Fight in our favor! No matter what the enemy plots against us… WE WIN!!!! Tell your heart to take courage and know that God has never and will never fail you. Know that I am praying with and for you! YOU GOT THIS!!!
God’s Girl Chiquita