Hold your ground! Don’t retreat! Push back the enemy!
Oh, sister, are you faced with discouragement? Do you feel that no matter what you want to do, that the words aren’t coming? That you have no creativity? Is discouragement getting you down? Do you feel like giving up? Don’t do that but instead, hold your ground!
Take note of your surroundings. What is going on in your life that is different? Has God given you a task and now you feel discouraged? Maybe you started that task in full swing, full of energy and vim and vigor and now you feel like you have stalled. Is that it?
It isn’t you.
It isn’t your friends.
It isn’t your task.
It is the enemy. He has targeted you for failure.
Don’t let him win. Do not give him an inch of your ground. Hold your ground. He knows he is a loser and he wants you to lose as well, so he is trying every tactic he knows to defeat you.
Recognize the enemy’s ploys and take action against him.
Check your armour, ensure your helmet is securely fastened. Cinch the straps on your breastplate. Tighten the belt around your waist, and make sure your shoes are a good fit. Get a good grip on your sword. Tighten hold on your shield and raise your sword high as you stand your ground.
God has given you territory to defend. Defend it! Do not retreat. The armour is forward facing. It does not cover our rear so there is no retreat. Hold your ground!
Ephesians 6 tells us four times, not once or twice but four times to ‘stand’ and ‘withstand’. Stand against the wiles of the enemy. Put on the whole armour to withstand the enemy and having done all, remain standing. Stand therefore, with your armour on securely and defend your ground!
Win the Battle in Prayer
Are you ready to win the battle of discouragement? If so, pray this prayer with me:
Father God, You have given me all authority to use the name of Jesus so, in the name of Jesus Christ and by the will of Almighty God, I come against the wiles of the enemy. I stand my ground, I defend the territory, the vision, the task that you gave me. I stand against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
I come against you satan and your demonic forces. I stand in the name of Almighty God, creator of heaven and earth. I push you back.
You CANNOT have my territory. You CANNOT have the vision God has given me. You CANNOT have the dream that God has birthed in me. You CANNOT have me.
I belong to God and with every breath, I will worship Him and Him only and I will hold my ground!
I rebuke you, satan, I stand against you. In the name of Jesus and by the blood of Jesus, I stand against you. I command you to flee. To run from me. Take your wickedness and run.
In the powerful name of Jesus, I pray.
If you prayed this powerful prayer with me, which are words the Holy Spirit gave me to battle the enemy over discouragement, believe that the power of the name of Jesus prevails and that you have stood your ground. You have kept your territory that God gave you.
Keep your armour on. You-know-who may be back to try another tactic, recognize it when it comes against you. Remain standing, and having done all, stand.
From My Heart to Yours
I want to pray for you now, that you would have a blessed and fruitful day. That you would sense the presence of God surrounding you and in you and through you. For His anointing over you, that it would flow steadily and you would walk in wisdom and discernment. Let me pray:
Father God, I pray for my dear sister who is reading these words. Lord, You see her, You know her. You know her heart and mind and see how much she loves You and desires to serve You as Your consecrated servant. Oh, Father God! She has battled the enemy today. She has won the battle. She has kept her ground.
Keep her strong, Lord. Keep her aware of the enemy’s tactics. Keep her ready to maintain the ground You have given her.
Father, today, may she walk in Your strength, may she sense Your presence surrounding her and keeping her in perfect peace. Fill her with heavenly wisdom, fill her with discernment. May her cup overflow with Your goodness toward her. May everything she does and touches be blessed. May the words of her mouth and all her thoughts be acceptable in Your sight, oh God, my God!
My Father, may the love of God shine through her, may others see Christ in her and be drawn to Jesus through her. May her ministry abound more and more. May the fruit of her lips edify and build up those she speaks to. May she walk in Your blessings today, as she goes in and as she goes out. Father God, bless my sister, Your daughter, to overflowing and may she say back to You, My cup overflows.
Thank You, Father, for hearing and answering this prayer, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
From my heart to yours, sweet sister. May your day be filled with His purpose for you and may it be accomplished in your life. Hold your ground.
Stay strong, stay alert in the spirit realm. Be aware of the enemy’s tactics but don’t fall for them. Maintain the ground you have been given by God and when He increases your reach, expand your territory to maintain it.
Would you leave me a comment to let me know how you’re doing? Has God been talking to you about expanding your ministry? Are you working on that? I’d love to hear what He is doing in your life.