Our enemy is not our spouse, child, grandparent, sibling, friend, neighbor, or co-worker. Our enemy is not another person. The enemy is Satan. He is real, alive, and full of himself.
He is out to kill, steal, and destroy. He divides us and he is the one behind our battles. He is the one that caused the pain and suffering. He is a liar and a thief.
The enemy gets the best of us when we accuse others for our grief. He likes to see us angry and act out in vengeance. Satan laughs at us when he sees us focused on the bad in our life and not on God.
What are you focusing on today?
In my earlier years of marriage I would blame my husband for our differences and disagreements. Until one day a wise Christian leader said to us,
“You are not each other’s enemy. Accuse the enemy for coming in between the two of you.”
With this knowledge we don’t attack one another and instead we pray for God to help us see things clearly. We search together for the best solution and God’s love always draws us closer together. Conflict in our marriage is seen as an opportunity to grow and Satan hates that.
I’m learning that I must have focused time of prayer. I’m free from fears when I give God my concerns. Satan doesn’t like that either. He rather isolate me and help me dig a pit for a pity party where he can devour me.
We must set our eyes on God every moment of the day when difficulties arise. God will not let anything separate us from Him. But Satan sure likes to make us think so.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
Let’s stop fighting one another and pray for each other instead. Point the finger at Satan and let God do the rest.