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In the last couple of days I’ve been struggling.  I know part of it has been that I haven’t been renewing my  mind as often as I need to be.  Thoughts like this keep coming to my mind:

“Why does this have to be so spiritual?”

“Why do I have to think about this so much some times?”

“Why does this have to be so hard at times?”

“It was easier when _____, so maybe I should just go back to dieting.”

These are LIES!  I’ve noticed that as I delve deeper into the Word and closer to the Lord in this journey, and the more I’m open and share the positive, godly message of Thin Within (with friends and on this blog), the more I am attacked.  Friends, this is spiritual warfare!

The enemy wants me to quit.  He wants me to feel like a failure.  He wants me to feel scared of being vulnerable.  And that just shows me that the message Thin Within has to share is a POWERFUL one because it is backed up by the Word of God.  The enemy wants to put those shackles back on my feet, but I refuse!

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.  Galatians 5:1

I REFUSE to go back to slavery!  I refuse to go back to focusing on food, to obsessing over food!  Are you in this with me?  Are you tired of the lies of the enemy like I am?

The Word of God is our weapon!  Let’s raise up our banner.  Let’s put on the full armor of God so we can withstand the attacks of the enemy!  We are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus!

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.  Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.  Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,  and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.  Ephesians 6:10-18

I will not give up!

But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.  Hebrews 10:39

Fight the good fight of faith!

Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.  1 Timothy 6:12

I realize that if I’m not spending time reading through my truth cards and renewing my mind, that I become vulnerable to the enemy’s attack.  It’s becoming so ever clear to me how important it is to fight this battle with the Word of God.  I am defenseless without it!

My battle plan: to be in the Word, to pray, to thank the Lord, to read my truth cards, to renew my mind, to keep pressing on!

How about you?  What is your battle plan?

Written by: Christina