Christian writers don’t sign up for battle, and yet, are often called to war.
My friend Sharon said something I doubt I’ll ever forget. Words of wisdom so important it makes you look at life from a whole new perspective.
She said, “When I realized that Satan only took 1/3 of the angels with him as he was cast out of heaven, it occurred to me that God has 2/3 on his side. So no matter what Satan and his followers throw at you, God has twice as many angels to fight in your favor.”
In other words, we cannot lose!
Christian writers are often interrupted while we try to get words on a page. Spiritual warfare abounds when we get closer to accomplishing the goal God set before us. The greater the message He burrows in our hearts, the greater the onslaught of tactical problems designed to keep us from finishing.
We have an enemy who wants to destroy the good words God plants in our minds.
Most of you probably already get this, but I’m pretty slow and stubborn. So for me, even though I got it on an intellectual level, until I heard Sharon speak, I didn’t connect with the power of knowing 2/3 of Heaven’s angels are fighting to help me succeed.
God outsmarts the enemy, He outnumbers the enemy, He out lives the enemy.
As a follower of Jesus Christ, made in the image of God, you and I get to share the plunder because our battle is already won. We can’t accomplish anything on our own. But we cannot lose, because He cannot lose.
So when invisible forces conspire to keep you from writing, remember to turn the battle over to God. Christian writers are at war, but we have twice the amount of support troops waiting to beat the enemy back.
Christ’s pen is mightier than Satan’s sword.
How have you endured in the midst of spiritual warfare?
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Communications Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her family.
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