As of lately, I have been struggling with unnecessary whispers that do not have a place in my mind or heart. These whispers are not your ordinary whispers. They are dark, heavy, and consumed with lies. These whispers have tried to convince me that I am unworthy, unloved, invaluable, unable, and surely that I cannot do anything that seems impossible in the eyes of man. The whispers became exhausting as it continued throughout the past couple weeks as it started to touch my insecurities in a new realm.
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. // 1 John 4:1
On Mother’s Day, a friend watched me break down in tears because the whispers were not going away. The enemy was under attack and a lot stronger than usual. My friend spoke wisdom that I will hold onto for the rest of my life… She said, “Go outside and literally scream. Scream and yell… do whatever you need to do and then begin to tell Satan who is in charge because it is not him.” I will be honest… I went outside and I could not scream or yell. I attempted but my voice felt crippled and lacked a sense dominance. I spoke out to the best of my ability and told Satan to go back to where he came from but I did not feel at peace.
If my readers know me, they would know that I am rarely angry. They would know that I am the complete opposite of angry because I am someone who is bubbly and joyful – at least, I try to be in all circumstances. Ever since the spiritual attack on Mother’s Day, I slowly became angry and constantly irritated. Early this week, I was driving to work and talking to God – asking if he would release my anger or simply remove it from heart. It finally clicked. God began to speak, “Use your anger and tell Satan who you belong to. Stop asking for me to take away your anger when you could be using it to call him out. He isn’t the boss unless you let him. Take authority and send him back to where he belongs.”
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. // Ephesians 6:11
The reason Satan was attacking me so strong was because I have been transitioning into a new season within my calling and other opportunities. Satan was trying to mess with my thoughts and emotions so I wouldn’t pursue the call and any opportunity that has been placed before me. Satan is full of schemes. He wants you to fall. He wants to cripple you. Why? Because he fears you. You have something to offer in the world that will glorify God. When Satan attacks, it has nothing to do with your past or who you were before Christ… it has everything to do with who you currently are and who you will be.
If you are experiencing a spiritual attack; here are some tips to push through any battle:
- Talk to the Lord more than ever and don’t stop.
- Spend time in God’s word even when you don’t want to. Know His word and hide it in your heart. Know His truth and understand who He is so you can know the difference between the Lord’s truth and Satan’s lies.
- Seek counsel through the leaders and pastors of your church. Don’t be afraid to ask for prayer and wisdom during a battle.
- Call Satan out and rebuke him. You have the authority to kick him to the curb and out of your mind.
- Praise the Lord! He deserves all of the praise when you’re at war. He is your strength when you are weak. He is everything that you need and more. Praise Him in every circumstance.
We are not fighting against flesh and blood but against the strongholds from the devil, himself. He knows your name. He knows my name; and that’s great! We need to stand together and never stop fighting against his evil schemes because he has no authority over our lives unless we willingly give our lives over to him. If you’re experiencing a spiritual attack… call Satan out. Release your anger onto him and send him back to hell to where he belongs.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. // Ephesians 6:12
For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, // 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
Thank you for the battles that I am facing and will be facing in the future. Blessed is your name because I know when I am being attack… it is because I am on the right path towards your will. Lord, give me the strength to fight even when I feel crippled and lack energy to continue fighting. Lord, protect my mind and heart in the midst of any spiritual attack. Help me to take captive over my mind and heart so I will not be distracted by Satan’s lies. Thank you so much for being there with me and fighting by my side. I know that you are with me always. I love you, Lord.