You have a spiritual Enemy who is behind the scenes, wreaking havoc on the world. Satan is the father of lies, and his primary strategy is to attack your mind through your thoughts.
He's out there doing everything he can to make you feel like you’re not good enough, that you don't deserve anything good in your life, and that you’re never going to be able to reach your full potential. He loves to stir you up with thoughts of unworthiness, comparison, inadequacy, offense, envy, resentment, self-doubt, and more. His ploy is to distract you from your life purpose of loving yourself, others, and God.
In a world where the Enemy of your soul is attacking at every turn, it can be easy to feel like you're losing. But the good news is that God's Word tells us that Satan is not all-powerful, and he's far from the ruler of this world.
Every day, you must renew your mind with the truth of God’s Word. Let’s learn to replace each lie that comes against you with truth. Don’t let the Enemy rob you of your peace or purpose.
In this blog post, we will look at five verses to help you renew your mind with God’s truth and overcome Satan’s attack on your abundant life.
God Has Come to Give You An Abundant Life (John 10:10)
“The thief has come to kill, steal and destroy. I [Jesus] have come to give you the abundant life.” -John 10:10
You aren’t here on this planet to merely survive pain and tragedy. Leaning into your God-given life purpose enables you to share your life authentically with those around you. And at the core of an abundant life is love: love for God, people, and yourself.
An abundant mindset doesn’t mean you are always happy or thinking positive thoughts, although it’s wonderful when that occurs. Rather, it means that no matter what any given day looks like, you realize that your life always has purpose.
God Gives You Strength to Live an Abundant Life (Isaiah 41:10)
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you.” -Isaiah 41:10
The world continues to assault your sense of safety and protection. If you aren’t careful, your thoughts can trail off into a negative, fearful direction, especially when you receive alarming news.
Although chaos and unpredictability fill the world, Jesus remains the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. You can experience the fullness of His love when you choose to receive His words in faith and reject the lies of the Enemy.
God is still on the throne. He knows your name and cares about everything you care about. When worry crosses your mind, say “Jesus, I trust you with this. Help my unbelief.”
God Does Not Want You to Live in Fear (1 Timothy 1:7)
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” -1 Timothy 1:7
Recognize that fear comes from the enemy who seeks to destroy your peace. Replace this fear with God’s freely-given love, His amazing power that raised Jesus from the dead, and a sound mind that enables you to make wise decisions.
God has not left you alone to deal with the darkness in this world. He is the light of hope where there is despair and struggle. Ask Him to strengthen you for whatever lies ahead.
God Has Equipped You to Fight Satan’s Attacks (Ephesians 6:10-13, 18)
“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…And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” -Ephesians 6:10-13, 18
God’s Word says your strength comes from Him. He warned that in this world, you will have trouble, but He doesn’t leave you alone and defenseless. While the enemy seeks to kill, steal, and destroy your hope, confidence, and dreams, God came that you may have an abundant life.
You must arm yourself daily against Satan’s attacks with your full armor: salvation, the Gospel, righteousness, truth, God’s word, faith, and prayer. Yielding to the Spirit within you equips and empowers you to live an abundant life.
God Gives You Peace to Live an Abundant Life (John 16:33)
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33
Jesus promised that you can have courage because He has overcome the world. When you keep your eyes on Jesus and His heavenly kingdom (which will be your forever home), you can rise above the troubling circumstances of this world.
While here, your earthly “assignment” is to love God, others, and yourself as you lean upon His sustaining grace. Keeping your mind set on things above renews your mind and enables you to experience life more abundantly.
Check out this blog post to learn more about finding God’s peace when overwhelmed.
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