It’s not uncommon to hear people say things like, “I would do anything for my marriage,” “I would do anything for my children,” or “I would do anything “to have a life like that.”
In good seasons, it’s easy to make such strong commitments. But the real test comes when we meet resistance.
But instead of making sacrifices in their marriages, many give up. Instead of investing time in their relationships with their children, many disengage. Instead of working hard to “have a life like that,” many people settle into mediocrity. In fact, when conflict arises, rather than recognizing the fight they are in, many well-meaning individuals simply walk away.
Recently, I recognized a battle taking place in my life that I’d personally missed for months. (This is big because if you don’t recognize the battle, you can’t fight it.) As soon as the Holy Spirit revealed what was happening, I took authority over the enemy. Then I asked God to show me how to win this war. Next, I stepped out of my comfort zone and sought wise counsel from a godly woman who has walked in my shoes before. I asked her for advice and heeded it. I ordered a few Christian books on the subject, and I read them. I began fasting one day a week for breakthrough and persevered through the discomfort. I spent time with God specifically about this subject, and I heard from Him. He gave me a scripture to stand on, so I wrote it down, studied it, and memorized it.
Taking these steps changed everything for me, and it can be the same for you.
Without Jesus, you can’t have lasting victory. When the enemy taunts you with his lies, it is your job to inject the truth into your situation by speaking out God’s promises.