You Are Not Under Attack
“Too often I hear you and others say, “I’m under attack” when the enemy is harassing you. That’s not a victory mind-set, and you should not go into battle declaring you are under attack. Beloved, the attack is under you.
The enemy is under your feet, and you are seated above him – in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. So change your perspective. Yes, the enemy may be attacking you, but you are not under his attacks – you are over them. Speak and act as if you believe that.” ~Evenings With the Holy Spirit (scripture references Eph 2:4-6, Rom 8:37, 1 John 4:4)
As I read these words this morning I immediately thought of the words from Psalm 18 “they fall beneath my feet”
“I pursue my enemies and overtake them;
I do not turn back until they are wiped out.
I crush them, and they cannot get up;
they fall beneath my feet.” Psalm 18: 37-38
Psalm 18 was one of my go-to chapters in the early days of my recovery. It’s about a big God going into battle with us and kicking butt. It’s about a big God fighting on our behalf, rescuing us, protecting us, sustaining us, saving us.
I love how the devotional I read this morning said “Yes, the enemy may be attacking you, but you are not under his attacks – you are over them. Speak and act as if you believe that.”
I could not agree more with this! “Speak and act as if you believe that”
Psalm 18 contains much needed words of truth when the enemy whispers lies into your heart.
Here are some of the lies I listened to prior to surrendering my addiction and trusting fully in a big God:
You’re not that bad. You’re certainly not as bad as that person over there. You can control this. You can hide this and still live a good life. Once you figure out the why then you can fix the situation…just keep trying to figure it all out.
However, true healing and freedom only happened in my life when I began to live and act as if the battle I was in was truly life or death. A life or death situation isn’t the time or place for excuses and delays. Excuses and delays during a battle could get you killed. In life or death situations you cling and hold onto the only One who is capable of saving you. You commit to turning up the volume on Truth because the truth leads you to freedom.
Amazing things began to happen in my own story when I actually began to act and believe my God was bigger than my attacker.
“…The One who is in you is greater than the one in the world” 1 John 4:4
Speak and act as if you believe that.
shackles break, pits are left behind, prison doors spring open
feet dance free
Beloved, the attack is under you.