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The Real Battle

The Real Battle


It’s hard to believe your struggles aren’t against flesh and blood when your two year old is screaming and you can’t get them to stop. When your teenager is belligerent and you’re getting nowhere. That’s not your real battle.

Although these are obvious flesh and blood issues we tackle, the point of Ephesians 6:12 is that it’s the inner fight against the evil of darkness that’s causing all these struggles. Don’t diminish this. Don’t pretend it doesn’t exist. But don’t overdramatize it either.

More importantly, find a balance in recognizing where evil comes from and how it’s affecting your family. Pray for God’s protection over your family. Remember, the power of Christ is far greater than the power of Satan. That battle has already been won. Christ defeated the grave and evil has lost. Claim that promise over your family and seek to honor God in all you do as a parent. God will provide, bless, protect and defend you as you seek him.

Parenting Principle

Know that Satan is your real enemy, not your children.

Points to Ponder

  • How much time do you spend fighting flesh and blood?
  • How could you get a better understanding of who the real enemy is in your house?
  • How are you seeking God to grow in victories?

 Taken from Once a Day Nurturing Great Kids