And that about wraps it up. God is strong, and he wants you strong. So take everything the Master has set out for you, well-made weapons of the best materials. And put them to use so you will be able to stand up to everything the Devil throws your way. This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels (Ephesians 6-10-12 MSG).
Fight – verb (past and past participle fought) obj. take part in a violent struggle involving the exchange of physical blows
The Christian life is a fight. That’s the reality.
There is a violent war being waged for our souls. The enemy of our souls, the devil will use our past and present circumstance to distort and ultimately destroy the image that God wants us to see.
Christianity is anything but passive, while the enemy throws his cheap shots, hitting below the belt, exposing old wounds as he attempts to create new ones, God gives us full access to His armory, providing us with weapons that rival and defeat every cunning and sneaky tactic of the enemy. The physical blows that we engage in do not require boxing gloves, it requires a woman with a resolute spirit to deal physical blows to the enemy through strong praise to God for what He’s done, worship for who He is, and prayer to empower her to be all God wants her to be.
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places (Ephesians 6:12 NLT).
When I gave my life to Christ in 2007, my mum had given me a brief chat about what it would mean to be called as God’s own daughter. It meant I had to have my guard up; my spirit had to be alert to recognizing any opportunity that would give the devil the advantage. I was saved by grace and that salvation could never be taken away from me, being saved was only the beginning of the journey.
Recently I’ve started thinking about how often we neglect the reality of our Christian walk being a fight between good (God,) and evil (the devil). I have often felt lethargy in spirit, preferring familiarity and comfort over the reality of what life as a Christian woman should be; dynamic, breathtaking and never stagnant.