The Greatest Battles In Life
In spiritual warfare, the devil’s primary target is your mind because he knows that if he can control your thoughts, he can control your emotions. If he can control your emotions, he can control your behavior. He knows that the only way he can get into your spirit is to come through your mind. Therefore, he bombards your mind with wrong thoughts designed to produce doubt. Thoughts that produce doubt will lead to discouragement, if not dealt with, which will result in disobedience.
The greatest battles in life are not fought in your circumstances, your relationships, or with those you work with; but are fought within your mind. That is where you win in life and that is where you lose. Your most valuable piece of territory is between your ears. This is why we have to put on the helmet of salvation; to be in a raging battle with your head exposed is frightening and crazy.
The Father knows the reality of the spiritual world and understands the reality of the spiritual battle we are fighting. He knows how much Satan wants to assail you with doubt and discouragement and lead you to disobedience. Knowing this, Papa God, in His love for us, provided the helmet of salvation as divine protection for our head and mind.
How do we put on our helmet? We do so by consciously filling our minds with the good news that we are totally forgiven and accepted in Christ Jesus. Instead of allowing ourselves to dwell on our sins and failures, we choose to focus on God’s love and grace. We choose to meditate on the work of Jesus in saving us from present guilt and future judgment. Daily we read, meditate, listen to and speak words that help us to rejoice that our salvation is secure–a finished work for all time. By being conscious of our eternal security through our faith in Jesus, we can protect our minds from assault and enjoy peace of mind!