here is nothing new under the sun. The enemy of the Children of God, has strategies to undermine us and render us useful for God’s work. I just finished reading Fervent by Priscilla Shirer, published by BHP Publishing and learned some of the enemy’s strategies to derail our commitment to God’s work.. Here are the ten biggest strategies the enemy uses to keep us ineffective in God’s kingdom here on earth.
Strategy #1: Against Your Passion of God
Here’s what we can do. Ephesian 6:10-20-
Strategy # 2: Against Your Focus
He gets your mind off what God wants you to do and onto everything and anything else. Even good things can get in the way of God’s best for you.
II Corinthians 11:14
Strategy #3: Against Who We Are in Christ
The enemy puts a magnifying glass on everything that we have ever done that was against God’s love for us. He takes our focus off the fact that Jesus Christ paid the price so that we no longer had to carry that burden.
Strategy #4 Against Our Family
The enemy wants to tear apart our families so that we are no longer united in Christ against the enemy. We are too busy fighting among ourselves. to cause him any problems.
Strategy #5 Against Our Calling
he creates fear, anxiety, doubt, and worry and screams into our ear so that we are too petrified to do the work that God has called us to do. He tells us it is too risky even to attempt.
Strategy # 6 Against Our Confidence
He reminds us of our past mistakes and tells us how worthless we must be to God.
Strategy # 7 Against Our Purity
The enemy tempts us with all sorts of temptations so that our reputation in Christ becomes scarred.
Strategy # 8 Against Our Rest And Contentment
God gives us time to rest and time to rejuvenate, but the enemy convinces us that we must overload our lives with stuff to do and schedules that don’t allow us time to meditate on Christ.
Strategy # 9 Against Our Heart
The enemy continually reminds us of all the hurts that others have inflicted upon us. he wants us to stay angry and hurt so that the root of bitterness can take root and that bitterness can be passed on to the next generation.
Strategy 10 Against Our Relationships
Not only does the enemy go against our families, but he goes after our friendships as well. He wants to create strife in the body of Christ.
I Timothy 2:8
Donna Brown is the pastor of Faith in God Church in Brandsville, Missouri. As Author Cygnet Brown, she has recently published her first nonfiction book: Simply Vegetable Gardening: Simple Organic Gardening Tips for the Beginning Gardener
She is also the author of historical fiction series The Locket Saga. which includes When God Turned His Head and Soldiers Don’t Cry, the Locket Saga Continues, and most recently, A Coward’s Solace, Book III of the Locket Saga.For more information about Cygnet Brown and her book, check out her website at http://www.cygnetbrow.com .