Did you know that the spiritual battle is real? The enemy’s main Job is to kill, steal, and destroy. Robbing you of all your joy. I never want one of my sisters to fall prey to the enemy’s schemes, so sis here are 21 ways to fight your spiritual batter!
Being in God’s Word
The Bible is the book of life, it has all the answers to life’s questions on how to live as a Christian. Being in God’s word strengthens the way we live in the world, and will help you to know the truth about God so you can combat the enemy’s lies. I Like the Life Application Bible it’s easy to read and comes with commentary that won’t leave you guessing what the text says
A Bible study takes an in-depth look at one specific part of the Bible. Bible studies are helpful in understanding what the Bible says, sometimes the Bible can be really confusing and overwhelming. There are many wonderful Bible studies at lifeway.com
Spending time in conversation with God allows us to build a relationship with Him. If you are finding it hard to pray with God read 6 Simple Ways to Overcome Roadblocks in Prayer
Making Time for God
With our busy lives sometimes the farthest thing from our mind is making time for God, however when we do make time for God our personal relationship with Him is reunited or formed. Sign up to learn how to find the quiet time you need with God Busy moms prayer guide to Quiet Time with God
Declare and Decree
This is a prayer method that allows us to speak God’s message over our lives and separates and destroys the enemy’s plans. For more information about the decree and declare click here to subscribe to the free mini-series Take Back Your Life
Spiritual Battle Plan
This is a way of a useable template that will help you in your prayer time with God to stay focused and keep track of what you want to pray for or decree over your life. Download the Spiritual Battle Plan template here.
Self-Discovery Bible Studies
Self- Discovery Bible Studies give you an in-depth Bible study while discovering yourself. Sign up for this self-discovery bible study on Saul’s transformation and learn how you can be transformed by God.
Portable scripture cards at your finger-tips, allow you ease and access to scripture whenever you need or want to lean into God. Simply print the scripture memorization cards out on card stock and punch holes in the top left corner add a ring and take them with you wherever you go.
I use YouTube daily to stir me up in the spirit. There are different people who I like to listen to that preach and motivate very well. A couple of my personal favorites are T.D Jakes, Sarah Jakes Roberts, and Pricilla Shirer, Beth Moore, Lisa Harper.
There is a whole online community at our fingertips that can help us get better acquainted with God through prayer, struggles, and advice. Being in communion with other Christians is so helpful in your walk with God. If you haven’t already, join and like us on Facebook.
This is another way to be in communion with other Christians. The Pinterest community is huge and full of other people just like you who may be going something or that can offer tools to help you in your walk with God.
Daily affirmations make all the difference in changing your mood. I try to say a couple of truth affirmations throughout the day when I am feeling like I can’t handle something on my own.
Surround yourself with like-minded people
Having other Christians in your corner is always a good idea because they will always give you a dose of God’s truth (even if you don’t want to hear it). I’ll be in your corner any time you can contact me at Sara@sarachinakwe.com
Guard your eyes
I am a firm believer in what we watch can have an effect on us. If you are always watching programs that deal with missing children, violent crimes, or crude behavior. You may begin to think negatively about the environment around you. A wonderful way to combat that is with the Pure Flix TV app. Pure Flix knows the power of family and uplifting tv programs and has that goal in mind for us viewers. You can cancel at any time and they have recently added a month free trial subscription!
Guard your Heart
“Above all else guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life” (Proverbs 4:23). Our heart is so important; it is the source of where thoughts and emotions flow from. If we want our interactions with others and ourselves to be pure it is best to guard our hearts.
Guard your Ears
Do you know that saying “you can’t believe everything you hear”? That is especially true for Christians we can’t believe or even listen to everything we hear. The noise that is created from things that are not from God may leave an opening for the enemy if we aren’t careful. I listen to K-love, Air1, they offer positive songs that encourage and uplift you.
What are you wearing?
The enemy wants you to care about what you are wearing, God just wants you to respect yourself enough to make good choices about the clothes you are wearing.
Meditating on God’s words, also known as contemplation is a practice that you can use during your quiet time with God. Sit quietly and meditate on scripture or anything else from God. After some practice, God will reveal something specifically for you. This is how I got closer to God after a time of being far away from Him. I was able to lean into God through meditation and know that my relationship with Him was real. Learn how to meditate and pray with the free e-book Busy Moms Guide: Quiet Time with God
As one body in Christ, we are the church. Church members, therefore, are constant reminders that through God we can work together to glorify His kingdom. Read my devotional Unexpected Hope to be inspired by Christ’s Church.
Guard your mouth
The power of life and death lives in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). When you speak ill of someone you are not only hurting yourself as we are all one body in Christ, but the enemy can use your mouth to ruin your life and someone else’s. Read my Taming the tongue post to learn what to do when the enemy tries to attack you
Guard your mind
Your mind, like your tongue, is a place that can run wild if you let it. I will often get stuck on a thought or several thoughts that will inhibit me from moving forward. Thoughts of self-doubting, future, or the past when able to run wild can wreak havoc on your mind. These thoughts if not stopped can lead to depression, anxiety, and other harmful problems, instead try stopping the thought before it starts to spread. Read my post on how to renew your mind in Christ.
Don’t let the enemy in
When the enemy comes like a thief in the night to try to rob you of your joy, don’t let him. Reject what he is saying and replace it with the truth. Watch the Take Back Your Life Mini-Series Video (it’s free).
What ways to have to reject the enemy and win your spiritual battle? Leave me a comment below
Sara Chinakwe is a Christian writer who believes every woman has the power to live out God’s plan for their lives. She enjoys helping other women shed the negative lies they think about themselves in order to live out God’s truth. Sara resides in Sacramento California with her husband and two kids. You can read more on her blog sarachinakwe.com