Becoming a Strong Man to Defeat the Enemy


In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house.

-Mark 3:25

No one can ruin your life unless you allow them to. No one can steal the seed of greatness God has planted in your life unless you let them to. When I surrendered my life to God back in College I know I was already redeemed, restored and renewed. I was set free from the dominions of the enemy, from my insecurities, negative thinking  and poor self image. I was forgiven from all the things I’ve done wrong. From being a victim, God made me a victor. But along the way, its true that the enemy will not allow us to live a victorious life. It will continuously remind you of your past, condemn you of your shortcomings and weaknesses. It tries to take you captive and bind you again. Though we spend years building our life the enemy is always ready, like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour-to steal, to kills and to destroy your life. But God has come to give us life, a life to the full. Take a look at the ways to become a strong man to defeat the enemy:

1. Strengthen your faith
Soak yourself with the word of God. Fill yourself with the promises of God so you dont have time for the deception of the enemy. God wants you live life to the fullest and not to the foolish. You’re weak spiritually because you deprive yourself of your spiritual food. You lack faith and enthusiasm because you let yourself be over expose to the things of this world while you’re being under expose to the things of God. To strengthen your faith, seek God, thirst for His Word. No one else but you who will greatly benefit when you reach your level of spiritual maturity.  If your spiritually healthy, everything else follows. Things falls into its rightful places, though challenges and problems are inevitable you can still fight a good fight and be victorious.

2. Stay focus and settle the arguments in your mind
If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. -Mark 3:25

Settle the arguments in your mind. Confront them with the word of God. Dont ignore it and dont think of running away from it. Face it, seek for the truth and the truth will set you free. Stay focus and dont lose sight of your destination. Making a decision and standing up for it is a real strength of character. Put your feet in the right place and stand firm. Make a decision and remain steadfast in the path you have chosen. Dont waver, dont doubt because the person who has unsettled mind never reach any destination or achieve anything worthwhile.

3. Be with people who will bring out the best in you
People can only either bring out the best in you or the worst in you. How can a person without a strength in character encourage you? How can problematic and depressed person motivate you? How can a mediocre mind push you to keep achieving more and go to your next level? Its true that you are who you hang out with. Always choose to be with people who will bring out the best in you. Being with yourself alone will not do you any good either. Take advantage of wisdom that comes from the experiences of great people.

This post is part of of my 90 Days Challenge devotion to soak myself in the word and Presence of God. This is just Day 2! Thanks for reading!