Goodseed Daily Devotional: know Your Enemy
1 PETER 5:7-9
7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
9 Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
To succeed in a spiritual warfare, you must realize and know your enemy. And once you have identified your enemies, you must be deliberate in your attack and counter. You must define victory. Every war must have a working definition of victory, or else it turns into a brutal quagmire, wasting life and resources. Not just the end-game, but the little hurdles, the trial, celebrate the steps and the training process! A key mistake is to assume or to allow the enemy to define victory. That’s reactive. Know your objective, and every move you make should be targeted. If you wait for the enemy to start shooting to figure out a plan, you’re already dead.
Your real enemy is not your wife, husband, boss, employee, mother in-law, father in-law, and sister or brother in-law. Your real enemy is the devil. The devil is our real adversary. You must Savor victory, remember it and desire it. You’ve been there. You remember what it was like. Keep it in mind, God’s victory that He has for you. The only one who can stop it is you.
From today, choose a lifestyle of victory – believe it, confess it, refuse to be deterred by whatever is happening around you!