Sometimes you may not make it out of bed without feeling defeated. You’re just laying there and thinking about all the things you have to do and already you may have to engage in spiritual warfare.
I have six tips for you to think about, so you can prepare your battle plan and make your spiritual warfare fail-proof.
1. Speak With Authority In Your Spiritual Warfare
When you’re creating your battle plan against the enemy, think about when Jesus was here on earth, and the way He spoke to the devil, or when he spoke and cast demons out of people.
Jesus always spoke with authority.
I think so many of us will sit back and shy away, because we’re scared or unsure of what to pray. We just need to speak with authority and to not second guess who we are, how He created us, and what He wants us to do.
Jesus spoke with authority in every situation and so can we.
2. Have Scriptures On Hand For Your Spiritual Warfare
There are things that may come at you on a daily basis. You may have internal struggles, or things you’re dealing with that you know will happen. Make sure you have your tools ready.
Have your Bible ready and maybe a book as well.
If you reach to the world, or facebook and IG, or to your phones, you won’t feel any better. It will actually hurt you more and make you feel worse.
Make sure you have scripture, and resources on hand that you can go to. You don’t need something of this world that can’t fulfill you the way Jesus does.
Have scriptures on hand. Put them on your fridge, or mirror, or wherever. Read your favorite scriptures and over and over again, and dive deeper into them.
The Lord can speak something different to you each time you read the same scripture over again.
I know there are passages I’ve read in the Bible, and depending on the season of life I’m in, the Spirit shows me something different.
3. Let Fighting In Prayer Be Part Of Your Spiritual Warfare
We have to be sure that when we’re thinking about our battle plan against the enemy, that we’re fighting with one of the most powerful tools we have.
It is by bringing power here, onto this earth, through prayer.
When someone or something upsets you or frustrates you, don’t go to that person or situation and speak your own words.
How easy it is for us to try and fight a battle with our own words. We end up hurting people.
Sometimes the things we’re dealing with in our own heart come out of our mouth and we don’t mean what we say. We end up speaking words that aren’t worthy or true or honorable or noble.
Instead, when you feel things are attacking you, put your phone and distractions away and pray.
- Tell God what or who you’re struggling with.
- Tell Him where your insecurities lie.
- Tell Him how someone upset you at work or how your boss is so difficult to work for.
Prayer is powerful in spiritual warfare.
Let the Word, and God, tend to your heart. Sometimes we need a heart change. We can’t change those around us, but we can change ourselves.
Pray for people in your heart, instead of attacking them with your words.
Women are emotional beings. Sometimes we interpret what someone says to us the wrong way.
Whatever is going on in our heart, is the way we’re going to view or perceive something.
4. Speak With Scripture
Speak to the enemy with scripture like Jesus did in Luke 4:25.
The devil tempts Jesus with lust of the flesh, lust of the eyes and pride of life. Jesus answered the devil every time with scripture.
Use scripture when you pray in spiritual warfare.
Jesus gives us the courage and the strength to do spiritual warfare. We have freedom when we look to Him and not to the world.
5. Be Aware Of The Words Spoken Into Your Life
The next thing I want you to think about in your battle plan, are the words people speak into your life. It may mean there are some people who you need to spend less time with.
There are people who are speaking into your life and feeding your spirit. It could sound good or bad. Pay attention to what they say. You don’t have to receive everything people say.
Discern for yourself if something is from God, even if someone says, “Oh, this is coming from the Holy Spirit, or I feel like God’s telling me this for you.”
Watch the words that are being spoken into your life. They are just as crucial and important as the words you speak.
Take an inventory. What relationships are lifting you up, or bringing you joy. Good relationships are with people who you want to hang out with more. When you’re with them, you feel encouraged and lifted up, not drained, exhausted and tired.
When it comes to family, I get it. You may have to set up boundaries with them.
I think I have every book in the world about boundaries. I fully believe in it. There are definitely things that we need to set and put into place to protect our heart and spirit.
6. Speak Directly To The Problem
The last point to think about for you battle plan, is to speak directly, clearly, and specifically to the problem.
We need to be bold about our prayers and go after the problem. We need to speak clearly over them and speak clearly to the enemy.
Here is an excerpt from my book, Know Your Worth, chapter 7, Getting Closer:
This chapter is all about growing your relationship with the Lord.
I really want to discuss discipline and staying focused in a world that is completely busy, and with so much chaos, that we tend to not know where to go next.
Staying disciplined is probably one of the biggest struggles that you can face. Staying disciplined to His words, and staying disciplined to know and to do what is right even though you might feel different.
Sometimes we have to forget what we feel and know what is right, and do what is right. It’s like having the attitude that we talked about and it’s when you start to become closer to the Holy Spirit.
You know that gut feeling inside of you is really the Holy Spirit telling you what you should be doing and where you should be following. Discipline is hard.
You’ll feel strong, and you’ll be reading your Bible in the morning and you’ll think, Okay, I’m filled up. And then you’ll go to work and you might run into four negative people, or you might see on FB and the social media sites, this is how you should be to get this.
So it’s being disciplined in a world in which you feel like everything else is contradicting what you know is right and what you should be doing.
You can pick up my book if you want to read more about knowing your worth and knowing your identity is from Christ. I also wrote about going through my struggles about my body image, relationships and dating.
Your Battle Plan Makes An Impact In Your Life
Your battle plan may feel completely wrong and different, because it’s the opposite of what the world is telling you to do.
And when I say the world, I’m referring to the things that aren’t the goodness and pureness of what Jesus says. It’s easy to be distracted. It’s easy to feel stupid and unworthy, because of what’s around us.
You need to know that your battle plan and the tips above for spiritual warfare, are what will make the most impact in your life.
You won’t get that kind of impact from all the posts you did on FB, or all the people you talked to today, or the amazing things you’ve done for your business. These six tips are what will make the change in your heart and in your life, and in your relationships.
These tips will help you walk in your purpose. You are equipped with the tools and you have everything you need to get where you need to go. Act on these tips and stay focused. Know that these battle plan tips are more important than worldly guidance.
Do you have any other battle plan tips to help in spiritual warfare? Let me know in the comments.