The way to fight the enemy for our life is to do the exact opposite of the way that he is trying to attack you. Everything about the enemy is a lie, wrong, and/or bad. It is what will keep us from a happy, peaceful, and satisfying life if we do it. We have to fight for the better of us and our lives because we do have an enemy that hates us and hates everything good about us. He hates happiness, peacefulness, contentment, love, encouragement, compassion, and anything else that is good and life giving. He is the master of darkness and hates anything that shines light into the darkness. He wants everyone to suffer the way that he is suffering but we do not have to. We can stand against his ways and refuse to let his darkness cause shadows in our light. But if we do not know about the ways of his attacks and how to fight against them then his darkness will slowly consume us, eventually destroying us. All we have to do to see the evidence of how his works work is to look at the world around us. Behind every crime, loss, poverty, hate, depression, discontent , and etc. is the enemies works. The bible says that he is the ruler of the world and the cause of all ungodly things. But we are not controlled by him if we have Jesus in our hearts unless we allow ourselves to be controlled by him. And in order to not allow him to have control over us we have to learn about him and his works as well as the way that we fight against his works. The opposite of God is the devil. The opposite of right is wrong. The opposite of good is bad. The opposite of life is death. And the opposite of a lie is the truth. Therefore we have to educate ourselves with the truth of God’s word and His ways so that we can fight bad with good, wrong with right, lies with the truth, and death with life.
If the enemy is trying to get you to be depressed, sad, hurt, or unhappy in any way, go and do something good for someone else that will bring them joy of some sort. When you do that you will be fighting against the enemies works and you will bring joy to your own heart by doing something kind for someone else. We give the enemy a big black eye when we do such things because we are fighting against his darkness, bringing light not only into our lives but into the lives of others as well. When we are faced with any kind of downward feelings or tough circumstances we can help ourselves so much by helping someone else.
When the enemy puts thoughts into our head about how pitiful our situation is or how sorry we feel about ourselves we have to speak against those thoughts and say “NO DEVIL, I will not allow you to make me feel sorry for myself. I am not going to let you make me get stuck in this pit. I am powerful, I am strong, and I can do whatever I need to do because I am not fighting alone. God is with me and will enable me to get through this, coming out a better person in the end.” If we do not stand against him and allow him to put those negative thoughts in our head then we will lose the battle for our lives. If he can get us to think wrong then he can get us to talk wrong, then we will feel wrong, then we will act wrong, and we will end up at the wrong destination for our lives. We have to stand up for ourselves and for the better of us and our lives. Jesus had to talk back to the devil so why shouldn’t we talk back to him as well.
When we are having thoughts of making actions that are not good in any way then we have to realize that it is coming from the enemy and we have to do the opposite of what he is trying to get us to do. If he is telling us to say hurtful things to someone then we have to choose to say kind things. If he is telling us to be mean to someone then we would choose to do something nice for them instead. If he is telling us to retaliate towards someone that has done us wrong or hurt us then we can choose to pray for them and even bless them.
Nothing good is going to come from us doing what the enemy tells us to do. It may feel good in the moment but the end results or the consequences that we have to face are not worth that momentary satisfaction. We can and we must fight for the better of ourselves and others. If we allow the enemy to influence us into making the wrong choices we will fall right into his trap and he will be successful in his attempt to make us unhappy, miserable, chaotic, and self destructive. Destroying us, our lives, and those around us.