Who am I fighting?

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers of this darkness, against evil, spiritual forces in the heavens. For this reason take up the full armor of God… — Ephesians 6:12-13 (CSB)

How many cosmic powers have you faced this week?

My struggle yesterday didn’t feel like it was against cosmic forces. It felt like it was against brake pads. And mice in my basement. And naughty children.

Sure seems like flesh and blood especially when I skinned my knuckles getting a bolt out.

Life really feels like a struggle and I’m not coasting through it. How do we succeed? How do we win?

I have to realize that there is something deeper going on than the brakes, mice and children.

My attitude needs to be independent of my circumstances.

That’s what putting on the armor of God is all about. Spiritual armor for a spiritual fight.

So, don’t get caught in thinking that the petty junk that life throws at you is all that there is. We’re in the war of the ages every day as light conquers darkness.

What you do and how you respond matters. We can win.

Put on God’s armor and fight the good fight because he has already won.