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5 Ways to Overcome Your Spiritual Battle

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Happiness is the ultimate desire for mankind. Often we turn to love, relationships, money, jobs, and other sources for this fulfillment that can only come from one source—God. Unfortunately, spiritual battles can make it hard to keep our focus on God when our thoughts are being redirected in so many different directions.

Many women struggle to find true happiness; independent of a man or our children. Many versions of the bible describe happiness as the first attribute of living a blessed life.

As a single woman, I often wonder when I’ll begin to feel happy again.  That was until I heard the lyrics to Kirk Franklin’s song, “Wanna be happy?” and I found my self responding… “Yes, I want to be happy”.

I was hit smack in the face with the truth that I’m not truly happy. As women we have to be honest enough to speak the truth of how we’re feeling, so that we may begin the process to healing.

In that moment I accepted the fact of my unhappy state. I was immediately able to identify the area of my life, in which was causing the most impact on my current feelings—my relationship with a man from my past.

This guy appeared to be everything I desired in a man: Handsome, loving, kind, hilarious, generous…an all around good guy. But our rollercoaster relationship paid it’s toll on my spiritual state. Falling often to fornication and the other lusts of my flesh, instead of resisting temptation. Lust, disguised as love, caused a wedge between my happiness and my reality.

Flee sexual immorality. Every sin that a man does is outside the body, but he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body. (1 Corinthians 6:18)

Paul defines sins of the flesh as sins committed against ones own body. In other words, we walk openly into these sins and inflict pain on ourselves.

For example, imagine accidentally stomping your toe on the end of your bedpost. OUCH! But the next time, you consciously walk into your bedroom and repeatedly jam your toe on the end of your bedpost over and over and over again. Crying, screaming from the pain, yet not stopping. That scenario sounds crazy, right? Who would want to continually cause pain to their own body?

The song goes on to say that in order to find happiness, one must stop returning to the situations that God brought us out of and place our trust totally in God for this desired feeling or state of mind. 

I openly admit that I do not have everything together. There are still daily temptations that seek to distract me from God’s purpose and plan, but I’ve made the decision to not return to the source of my hurt and dissatisfaction.

I am encouraged that with the help of God, I can be happy again. 

You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. (1 John 4:4)

My strategy for overcoming this spiritual battle includes:

Repenting

Asking God for forgiveness and turning from sins of the flesh.

Daily prayer and devotional time

Praying for deliverance and strength to withstand this temptation. In addition, reading scriptures that remind me of the power of God can empower me to override the desires of my flesh.

Cutting ties

Consciously deciding to avoid activities or functions that would put me in a situation that’s open to falling to temptation.

Begin again

with this renewed mind and the lessons that this failed relationship taught me, when the time is right, I’ll be equipped to start a new relationship which honors God and denies my flesh.

Help others

Reach out to other women who are in similar situations to guide them to spiritual freedom from sexual immorality.

Now would be the perfect time for me to ask you to ask yourself one small question… Are you truly happy?

47 Comments

47 Comments

  1. Tommie Gaines

    March 29, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Amen

  2. Cathy Ume

    March 29, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Amen. Thank you Jesus.

  3. Chantel Ruiters

    March 28, 2017 at 9:50 pm

    Amen

  4. Dineo Masenya

    March 28, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Amen

  5. Nomathamsanqa Nkombi

    March 28, 2017 at 4:54 am

    Amen

  6. Precious Labadan

    March 28, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Amen
    I win this battle Im facing In Jesus Name.
    Thank uou Jesus for the victory

  7. Dikeledi Gafane

    March 28, 2017 at 3:20 am

    Amen

  8. Brianne Lulu Wilds

    March 28, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Amen!!!! I believe this

  9. Carol Silva

    March 28, 2017 at 2:23 am

    Cami Armijo

  10. Jedidiah Castor Miral

    March 28, 2017 at 2:21 am

    Graceyous Dhan

    • Graceyous Dhan

      March 28, 2017 at 2:24 am

      kwento mo nalang…tamad ako magbasa…ahahahaha

  11. Terry Daley

    March 28, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Thank you Jesus Amen

  12. Maggie Chua Hosena

    March 27, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    Kim Shekinah Mei. Ric McHale

  13. Bobbie Deal

    March 27, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    Amen

  14. Debbie Alford Johnson

    March 27, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    Oh I will win…..I never reveal my next move…..

  15. Lorna Marie Lariviere

    March 27, 2017 at 9:58 pm

  16. Thandiwe Mona

    March 27, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Dear God thank you for everything you have done to me and gave me strength,in the name of Jesus Amen.

  17. Ernestina Sherrie

    March 27, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Amen

  18. Sandy Arnold

    March 27, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Amen to that!!!

  19. Anne Fraser

    March 27, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Amen

  20. Lorenzo Deleon

    March 27, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    Amen

  21. Zena Whichard

    March 27, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Ok

  22. Telly Manuel

    March 27, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    More wisdom is necessary in these last days, this could be very helpful!

  23. Ida Ashton

    March 27, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    AMEN

  24. Bobbie Galloway-Folie

    March 27, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Amen

  25. Good Deeds

    March 27, 2017 at 3:37 pm

  26. Kindra Roberts

    March 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Venessa V Jones

  27. Nthati Damane Mafantiri

    March 27, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Amen

  28. Tumisang Motsumi

    March 27, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Amen

  29. Cuti Rene Cuti

    March 27, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Am on my journey now an I can relate to all that you spoke of in this article. Thank you for sharing an it’s given me an extra push to walk on my path. Hve a bless day everyone .

  30. Maitemogelo Maepa

    March 27, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Amen

  31. Joanna L Kearns

    March 27, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    JESUS CHRIST DOES HE WANT US TO LIVE UNDER A MISERABLE BATTLE THE REST OF OUR LIVES

  32. Joanna L Kearns

    March 27, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    WERE STILL WAITING YEARS LATER AND GOD STILL HAS NOT MET OUR NEEDS DO YOU THINK HE CARES GOD IT IS SOO UPSETTING AND DRIVING US NUTTS

  33. Nomathemba Mabhena

    March 27, 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Amen

  34. Dimple Mewalall

    March 27, 2017 at 11:45 am

    It is good to talk to the devil now and then because he needs to be reminded that you are a child of God and no weapon formed against you shall prosper so he needs to get his filthy hands off your family, your finances, your home, your work and your community, Remind him whose your daddy n stay safe.

  35. Lo Camminare

    March 27, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Amen!!

  36. Chabala Christy Miti

    March 27, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Such a beautiful message and amen

  37. Jackie Tyrell

    March 27, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Amen . Trample the head of the enemy

  38. Kristi Leigh Morgan

    March 27, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Honest and vulnerable article…very good. It will speak to many Confess your sins to one another so you will be healed! Humility is a beautiful thing

  39. Carmen Roodt

    March 27, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Give your battle to The Lord and He will handle it for you.

  40. Laura Luetjen

    March 27, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Can’t win against a abusive ex 🙁 They will always stir something up

  41. Evelyn Hongo

    March 27, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Amen

  42. Christina Phiri

    March 27, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Amen

  43. Trina Cook

    March 27, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Amen

  44. Reitumetse Tummie Maleka

    March 27, 2017 at 10:27 am

    the devil is a liar..he can’t bring us down..for greater is he in us than whu is against us..There’s power in the mighty name of Jesus

  45. Gertrude Mlinda

    March 27, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Amen

  46. Dee Jones

    March 27, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Amen

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