Sometimes, the enemy is within you, not around you!

One of the toughest battles in life, if not the toughest battle you will ever have to fight in life, is the battle against yourself… but you can do it! You’re more than a conqueror! This doesn’t mean only against other obstacles, things or negativity in your life. This also means that you are more than a conqueror when it comes to the battle against or within yourself. Jesus tells us in Matthew 26:41, “The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

The spiritual man/woman within us, wants to do what’s right. Our spirit wants what will render us peace, joy and everlasting life. However… our flesh wants to have our cake and eat it too! Our flesh is selfish and wants to do its will rather than God’s, because our will is based on how we feel. Our flesh likes to be kept comfortable more than it likes to be free. A lot of people think they are living a free life, but really they’re just living comfortably. Comfort makes us happy. 🤷🏾‍♀️ Romans 8:8, “So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God.”

There’s a saying that people use as a quote from Harriet Tubman (but wasn’t her quote) that says, “I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” Harriet may not have said this, but if you look at this from a spiritual perspective, many of us could be free if only we knew that we were slaves to sin. Sin may feel like freedom, but in the end you have to pay a hefty price.

“As long as we are in our feelings, allowing what we go through to control how we act, then we will miss the mark every time. We must change our focus. Our way of thinking may bring temporary happiness but without God being our focus, it will end in a world of pain. So, we must fight the good fight against ourselves. It doesn’t matter what people do to you or what situations you encounter, you can’t always control that. The real battle that we can control, is our mindset and how we respond to what we go through. Don’t allow what you go through to get inside of you! Sometimes, the enemy is within you, not around you! Remember that, and more than conquer it! 🤜🏾 💪🏾 You can do it! Allow God to be your strength! ❤️

Prayer: Dear God, deliver me from myself. I am not accountable for how people treat me, but I am accountable for how I choose to respond to whatever it is I go through. Thank you for being my strength. Thank you for coming to rescue me, and thank you for your love that has brought me out. I receive this, decree and declare it, in Jesus name. Amen.

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