When the Enemy Attacks
Do you ever feel like you are under attack? I've always heard that if Satan isn't after you, it's because you're walking the same path as he is.
I believe that.
When our eyes are focused on God, that's when the enemy comes after us the most. In fact, I bet he is rolling his eyes at the fact I'm even writing this post right now.
Last July, I shared with you that I gave my testimony of Ruthie Belle at a small luncheon at a Crisis Pregnancy center. We're talking 20-25 people, no big deal ... just kidding, I was terrified but I made it through it :).
After the luncheon was over, a lady that works there came up to me & asked if I would be willing to share my story at their banquet in March .... in front of 200+ people. I told her of course. I mean, I had eight months to prepare, right?!?
The week of March 9th came FAST and I mean to tell you, Satan did NOT want me up there at all. The week before, he started by telling lies, like he always does. Things like "you can't get in front of all those people" and "your story isn't anything great, God won't use that" he was trying his hardest to discourage me. I was telling him to flee from me every single day. And then Sunday came ... 4 days before I was speaking & here I was getting diagnosed with strep throat and the flu. What in the world was I going to do?!? I had to stand up in front of what I thought was only 200-250 people, there ended up being 600+ people there [God is SO good] and share my testimony. I couldn't walk five feet without coughing so much. That Sunday night I began praying that God would just give me 10 minutes on Thursday evening where I wouldn't cough so I could share my story. My mom texted me daily letting me know that she had people praying for me and believe me when I say, I felt every single one of those prayers.
So thankful for him.
The night of the banquet I had started feeling better, but I still was not feeling well. Daniel & I had already decided that if I couldn't make it through it, he was going to have to be the one who read it. As I was being introduced, I just kept thinking "don't cough, don't cough" I shared my testimony ... and only coughed one time ... ONE time. I wasn't even short of breath from walking up on stage like I had been all week. It was God. He gets all the glory. I may should have been a little more specific when I prayed for just 10 minutes of feeling well because I was diagnosed with pneumonia the very next morning, BUT I am so thankful God gave me those 10 minutes that I had asked for.
So what can we do when the enemy is under attack?!? I know for me I ...
Pray - I pray that God gives me the strength to stay in His will & resist the devil.
Quote scripture - YES! Satan can't stand when we quote scripture.
Tell him to flee - the enemy HAS to flee at the name of Jesus.
Are there different things you do when you're under attack?!? I would love to hear, if so!
And if you would like to read my testimony, you can find it here. There is also a short video at the end that also goes along with it.