Strengthening the Front Lines of the Mind{Twelve: Never Give Up}

Do Not Give Up courtesy of Sabine Sauermaul

It’s not enough to know

This is the final post in the series.  For several weeks we have learned how to strengthen the front lines of our mind.  Now we are educated in how to wage spiritual warfare and what weapons are available to us.  All we have to do is use them.

The biggest obstacle in the battle we have to overcome is the give up attitude.  If we are not seeing results then it is easy to get discouraged and to quit.  Have you ever started a diet and quit?  How about an exercise routine?  Yup me too!  However, in this battle of life and death we cannot give up.

Ask a soldier on the front lines facing terrorists today if it is okay for him to put his weapons down because the enemy hasn’t given up yet?  Or the enemy can’t be seen?  The enemy is not going to give up.  He is never going to quit coming after you.  He may back off and regroup, but He will return.  Remember, we have already won.  The battle we are fighting is to enforce that victory.  Our position in Christ is not effected by our conditions.  So we are fighting to have our minds line up with our position in Christ Jesus regardless of what our condition looks like.

Little by Little, Seed by Seed

The battle of mind renewal is won little by little.  Precept by precept.  Piece of instruction by piece of instruction.  We are renewed day by day.  Israel built the wall around the city brick by brick.  In Nehemiah, you can read about them building the wall with one hand and holding their weapon in the other.  They still kept building and eventually built the wall of protection around the city.

17 Those who built the wall and those who bore burdens loaded themselves so that everyone worked with one hand and held a weapon with the other hand,

Nehemiah 4:17 AMP

 Sowing with Tears

Don’t give up if you have not seen the harvest or finished product in your life.  Keep planting the seeds of God’s word.  If you get weary the tears you cry can water the seeds of your faith.  Before long you will be rejoicing with your harvest.

Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.
He who continually goes forth weeping,
Bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with rejoicing,
Bringing his sheaves with him. 

Psalm 126:5-6 NKJV

Notice it is the one who continues to sow seed though he weeps is the one who gets the harvest.  Those who gave up due to their tears reap nothing.

This series will continue to be accessible to you.  Feel free to return here when you need strength for the battle.  I also wanted to refer you to some references I have used to strengthen me in the battle.  The links and descriptions are below.  I go back and reread or listen to these as I need to.  I know they will be a blessing to you.  Beloved, you are more than a conqueror!

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References and Links

The Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer

(There is a workbook that you can purchase to accompany it, and I love the audiobook for the car when life gets busy.)

Breaking Free by Beth Moore. 

(This book is great for learning about strongholds and how to tear them down with the Word of God.)

The Triumphant Church by Kenneth E. Hagin.

(You have dominion over all the power of the enemy!  This book reminds you of it and how to use it.)

Gregory Dickow’s Fasting From Wrong Thinking. 

(This is a great book that will help you in tearing down strongholds by giving you the right thoughts to replace the wrong ones.  I continually sign up on his website in order to participate in the Thinking Fasts he hosts.  You can sign up for the emails which will remind you each day to change your thinking.)

Also there are links included in the post of this series on Prayer.