The devil wants me to believe
God’s purpose for me will never be achieved
So he whispers in my ear
he tells me things my flesh wants to hear
his plan is to destroy me
he is at work day in and day out
he walks around and maliciously about
When I was born, he immediately placed a bet
he told Jesus, “I bet I ruin her yet.”
“While she’s young, I’ll make her forget
Why she needed You in the first place.
Her world is perfect and her dreams are ripe;
Jesus, when You’re ready, let me tamper with her life.
I’ll mess it all up, send my demons disguised her way.
She will duck and dodge and forget to pray
And how about her teens?
Let me give her depression
Send her confusion
Fill her with anger
Break her heart and disappoint her too
As she moves one step forward,
I’ll push her back two.
I bet You Jesus, she’ll curse Your name
Then run to me and give me Your fame
You protect her too much and
You gave her too many gifts
What will she do then, if she had so much to miss?”
Then the Lord, my God said,
“you just wait devil
Stop your ranting
Shut your mouth;
you didn’t win with Job
And you won’t win now.
I know my Father’s children,
Their weaknesses and strengths
They are not like you
And this one here will remain true.
This faithful soldier of mine
I trust her so
More than you will ever know.
I see her faith in Me and attentiveness to My Word
In addition to the prayers I’ve heard
you can take from her
But I’ll give
you can try to kill her
But I’ll let her live.”
The devil wants to destroy me
And take my life
But the devil has already lost the fight
It is God’s strength, grace and mercy
That sustains me
When I am weak
In God’s love, I will suffer no defeat.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. (Ephesians 6: 10-13 NIV)
Thank You for Your Salvation, Your mercy, and Your advocacy on my behalf. Thank You for fighting my battles and winning my victory. I thank You that weapons formed against me have not prospered. Thank You for your unfailing love and authority. I serve a mighty God! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Women of God, I EMPOWER you to remember and believe that our gracious, mighty Lord has overcome the world and has already won your battles against the enemy. The enemy was never a match for the Lord anyway and God’s love has saved you and delivered you. Walk confidently in your salvation and praise God for delivering you from the snares, traps, tricks, and bondage of the enemy. Stand knowing that even in trying times, you are not defeated because our Lord is the great Alpha and Omega!
Get your testimony on! What battles have God won for you?
Read a related EM: Battlefield of the Mind
Ms. Tannika Moore loves the Lord and loves to write! Besides writing poetry or editing written work for family and friends, she currently works for NEIU Educational Talent Search program. She help assists Chicago public high school students with their reading, writing, etc. as well as helps them consider and prepare for college God, the Creator and Great Father has also created her to be a Compassion Person and Encourager and so she loves to encourage people according to God’s Word and help them to see, think and become better through her support, actions and writing. Her favorite scripture comes from Philippians 1:6, For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you shall perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.