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Rev. Fr. Peter Iwuala

The most powerful attacks are not physical but internal By Fr. Peter Iwuala

The enemy is constantly at work in the mind, manifesting as fears, anxieties, sadness, and worries. One must learn to refuse to accept the deceptive claims of the adversary that someone is holding your fate. The opponent may tell you that someone is to blame for your shortcomings, but do not believe that. Do not fall for the enemy’s false claims that you are being held back by the sins of your ancestors. Release your thoughts from these knots and welcome a fresh start.

The Lord will protect you from the attacks against you, if any. When you are anxious, do not just sit back, feeling down. Get up and do something positive and God will bless you because of the effort that you have put in to make a difference in your life. If you are not practical and productive, your success is far from reality. Remember that grace builds on nature.

Acknowledging and focusing on your talents and limitations is the key to moving forward in life, both physically and spiritually.

If you can learn to make the Lord your strength and sanctuary, He will never let you feel ashamed. Since He is the rock of those who rely on Him, He will undoubtedly deliver you in His justice and save you at His time.

Renew your mind and do not conform to this world, so that through trial and error you may determine what God’s will is — that is, what is good, acceptable, and perfect (Romans 12:2).

The most effective resource we have at our disposal for achieving any kind of feat in life is our minds. Our thoughts impact not only on our emotional and physical states but also on who we are and who we will become.

Among the most potent and practical abilities you have is the power of your thoughts. You may create opportunities or barriers, success or failure, happiness or unhappiness, using this power and your imagination. It all depends on how you think about it. But be mindful that no one is holding your destiny. It is all in your mind and what they have made you believe.

In addition to generating an impulse of thought and considering the activities to be carried out, the human mind interacts with its five senses. Humans act in accordance with what their minds permit. And that is why preachers make efforts to persuade you to do what they want you to do, not what God wants you to do. Avoid overburdening your mind with thoughts, and keep your mind active to defeat laziness of faith. Anyone who wants an immediate answer from God is predisposing himself to frustration and a possible loss of faith in God.

Our most potent tool is our mind, and the decisions we make are an expression of the ideas we have. You have to train your mind to be a warrior and have faith that God will lead you through all of the loneliness, uncertainties, and anxieties that you face.

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 11:3: “The mind is a battlefield”. “But I fear that your thoughts will be diverted from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ, just as the serpent tricked Eve with his cunning”. Every child of God needs to be aware of these three things:

(1) the devil is cunning and always wants you to get what you want when you want it; (2) Christians are susceptible to deception because they trust man not God; and (3) the mind is the battleground. Once you lose your step, the game is over. Be wise because all that glitters are not gold.

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