We all face sin and temptations everyday in our lives. No one is susceptible to sin; it is the natural desire of our human flesh. Have there been times when you faced your temptations and thought they were “small” sins that would not hurt you? Well that is how satan starts to enter into your life. He starts from small openings and eventually grows to consume you into death. Don’t give satan any room to enter into your life. Call onto God the holy one as your anchor to pull you our of the battlefields of life.
We need to realize that everyday in our lives we are constantly facing a battlefield. Satan is constantly trying to steal, kill, and destroy us. He lives to distract us from obeying and having a growing relationship with Jesus. It can be easy for us to forget that the things we struggle with daily are beyond our fleshly desires. Behind the desires and temptations you face is Satan the evil one who is waiting to devour you. Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
We need to stand firm in Christ and use his full armor to win against satan. Going against satan is like preparing to go to war. You can’t go to war and expect to win without preparation and armors or weapons. You need to spend time practicing and strengthening yourself. This goes the same when we face our battlefield with satan. We need to face our daily life with God’s word and power. This is why it is important to spend our daily life consuming God’s word to help strengthen us whenever we face temptations and problems. Ephesians 6:13-16 says, “Therefore put on the full amour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes with the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all flaming arrows of the evil one.” We need faith, trust, and the truth of the word of God to overcome satan. Do not try to rely on anything in this world to overcome your temptations and problems because only God is the solution.
Before we are ready to face the battlefield, we need to prepare ourselves to be strong and medidate God’s word into our life. We need to stand firm after we have done everything and have the desire to truly love God to overcome satan’s schemes. Don’t wait for tomorrow to be good in God. We do not know if there will be a tomorrow for us, but we have today so take today as your day of victory. Our battlefields of life may be hard, but with God anything is possible. He will never leave us nor forsake us, for his love is greater than any sin we have or face. So remember, you can overcome the battlefield with Christ.