Today’s problem is not necessarily tomorrow’s problem. Don’t incarcerate yourself by assuming it is. Resist self-labeling. I’m just a worrier. Gossip is my weakness. My dad was a drinker, and I guess I’ll carry on the tradition. Stop that! These words create alliances with the Devil. They grant him access to your spirit. Turn a deaf ear to the old voices and make some new choices.
The Psalmist said, “The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good inheritance” (Psalm 16:6). Live out of your inheritance, not your circumstance. God has already promised a victory. Paul urged us to stand “against the wiles of the Devil” (Ephesians 6:11). He is not passive or fair. Satan is active and deceptive; he has designs and strategies. Consequently we need a strategy as well. And God gives us one– let God do the fighting for us!