There are many challenges we face when we begin to lead a Holy Spirit led life. One thing I am coming to learn even through experience is the enemy will fight you when you want to rise from carnal mindsets. He will set rejection, opposition, alienation, intimidation on your path so that you remain bound to your strongholds.
The only way to get through the attacks is by getting a strategy, by being aggressive, you beat him at his game since he is also fighting for your soul with aggression. You get up everyday, put on the full armor of God and stand for battle; for your family, for your purpose, for your peace, for those who do not know Christ, for your children, for your life.
The problem with many of us is, once we face these challenges we back down and retreat into our old habits and attitudes because we still don’t know the POWER that is in the name of Jesus. You can do all things, even if you currently have nothing with you, but you have the name of Jesus!
When we are fighting battles, we need to understand that we are not fighting against the people who have rejected us, opposed us, mistreated and pushed us away. We are fighting against principalities and powers.
Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].” (KJV)
That is where most of us christians go wrong, we get angry at the people who are against us because we fail to understand who we are up against. I have learnt that you can never control how people react to you but you can control how you react to others. Only God can deal with His creation, He knows every single atom He has created. Therefore, whenever we face opposition we must cheer up and remind ourselves, who is on our side.
Romans 8:31 “What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us?” (KJV)
God has already assured us that we shall never be ashamed.