Sleeping with the Enemy?

Do you sometimes feel like you are sleeping with the enemy?

I’m hear to share good news. You aren’t! Even on the worst day of your marriage your spouse is not your enemy. Are you close to divorce? Has he been mad and angry for months? Have you just lost that loving feeling for him?

Recently, God has laid something on my heart that I should’ve realized long ago.

I’ve read it over and over and yet it didn’t register with me. No matter what situation you are in that is turbulent it isn’t about the other person.

Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

Did you see that? Not against flesh and blood!!

The real enemy is satan and he wants your peace. If he can steal your peace you are not expanding the kingdom for God. If satan can get  you wrapped up in fighting with the one you love then he has you distracted from your real purpose.

When I finally realized that struggles, arguments and fights in this world are not about each other, but simply the enemy causing strife to render us useless then my outlook changed. I realized my spouse, my kids, and everyone else that there may be tension with has nothing to do with the surface stuff. Wow!!  Now, I have can have peace when something starts to go wrong. I can look at my husband when we want to choke each other and realize I love him and he IS NOT THE ENEMY!  Get mad at satan and remember you love your spouse.  Look at that frustrating situation at work or school and tell satan to butt out. This is your life and your time to shine for Jesus. Don’t let satan steal God’s glory or your peace.

Lavender & Armour