Warfare is defined as struggle between competing entities.
We are all and have been engaged in warfare in some way. With regards to spiritual warfare, this is an invisible activity that we as Christians are constantly engaged in and will always be until we join our Heavenly Father in eternity. Since warfare is a requirement for every Christian, the bible has given us specific instructions or guidance as to how we should engage in this activity and what we are fighting or struggling against.
There is a spiritual realm that is constantly trying to bring us into bondage, take us captive, and allow death to be our only option in every situation. To be honest, sometimes or a lot of times the battles we fight take place in our minds. 2 Corinthians tells us exactly what we are fighting against and how we can win. We win with our spiritual weapons which is the Word of God, prayer, praise, worship, and most of all, our obedience.
Even though we know what helps us win these battles against the enemy, it can still seem hard to fight. We must endure, persevere, remain steadfast in the faith, and be fully clothed with the whole armor of God. So here are some of the things I do to remain disciplined and help me stay the course.
Pray all the time and anytime. It doesn't have to be a long, deep prayer. Just talk to God and thank Him wherever you are. It helps to keep your mind stayed on Him. A while back I posted a Battle Ready Women's Prayer. It's an audio post so you can listen to it if you don't know what to say in prayer.
Read the bible. Oh, I know you think you don't have time, but you do! Get a devotional book. I use 365 Moments of Peace for a Woman's Heart: Reflections on God's Gifts of Love, Hope, and Comfort or you can use this month's scripture for your devotion. I read my devotional book everyday and the correlating scripture in my bible. It helps bring things into context.
Become self-aware. You know yourself better than anyone else other than God. So recognize the moments when you allow bad thoughts, negative inner chatter, and unhealthy responses start to kick in and stop them!!! Cast them down! Tell yourself STOP IT! Yes I have done that because there have been times that I could feel myself thinking contrary to the bible, but thank God the Holy Spirit would pull me out of that.
These are just a few tips, for you. There are more to come. So remember that in Christ,
We always win!