What do you do when life hands you things that zap your energy? This is where I found myself today, walking and calling out to God.  As I walked and as I prayed I sensed in my spirit that many are facing this same dilemma.  I want to encourage you that regardless of what area of life you are experiencing lack, know that God is bringing you out.  Put on your war clothes and prepare for battle. The enemy is not giving up without a fight, but greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.  (1 John 4:4)

Knowing how to war in the spirit and how to cast down imaginations is important in the life of a believer. We can take authority over every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and thank God that He has given us the power to bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV).

The enemy does not want you to know that you have been set free.  His trick is to keep your mind shackled with guilt and shame.  The Scripture records that we ought to always pray. (Luke 18:1) Praying while I walk has become a part of who I am. This time of reflection is something that I have not only come to enjoy but something that I look forward to.  My prayer this morning was intentional and targeted.  Like many of you I am sick and tired of the enemy’s attempts to overwhelm my mind with things that do not pertain to my kingdom assignment.

The enemy doesn’t want us to read what the Word of God says about who we are. It’s time we take off the blinder and read the sign that says we are FREE. The victory is already ours because of who we serve.  Turn up your worship, turn up your praise, turn up your prayers, and spend more time in the Word.  God is moving and shifting things on your behalf. What the enemy planned to use to destroy you, God will use it to restore you.  Ask God to help you to be free from the strongholds that keep you mentally connected to your past. Make a declaration today that your past will not hinder God’s plan for your future. Even if it was yesterday, it is still in the past. “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8:36 NIV)


Evelyn Johnson-Taylor Ph. D.


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