"Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour." -1 Peter 5:8.
Our adversary the devil is on the prowl attacking Christians left and right. He will do all he can to get you to doubt God’s love for you, his tactic is to destroy you so that you won’t make a difference in God's kingdom. One of his most common methods is attacking your worth and identity. BUT, that’s only if you allow him. So many Christians are struggling to have a grasp on their identity and value. We allow circumstances, people's opinions, and our struggles define our worth. In order to fight off the enemy's schemes, we MUST know what the Word says about who we are in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 6:10-17 talks about putting on the armor of God. Before we can do that however, we have to be confident and secure in who we are in Christ first. You can’t jump right into calculus without first learning the basics of adding, subtracting, multiplication and division. That’s exactly how this principle works too. You can’t put on God’s armor without having a solid foundation in Christ. It won’t work. You’ll get pulverized if you try to. Every time you hear or are tempted to believe a lie contrary to the Word, take it captive and make it submit to Christ(2 Corinthians 10:5). Speak it out loud or write it in a journal. DO NOT rely on what your "feelings" tell you. They can be very misleading.(Jeremiah 17:9) My prayer for you is that you will consistently work on building a habit of understanding and growing in the knowledge of Jesus and let Him define your identity and help others do the same. Here are some freebies to help with that.
Embrace who you are and wear God's armor. The battle has just begun.