Here is your call to action today:

  • Stop: wrestling with people.
  • Start: recognizing the real opponent.
  • Share: below if you are "all-in" for accepting this challenge today.

125 thoughts on “Attacked

  1. Colette Mcalmond says:

    Wow, wonderful blog structure! How lengthy have you been blogging for? you made running a blog glance easy. The overall glance of your website is fantastic, as neatly as the content!

  2. david hill says:

    I am all in. Except for at work I still may need to physically wrestle someone.

  3. Rex Wright says:

    I am all in. I need to I need prayer to help God remove the opponents that I manufacture in my mind – sometimes even Godly people

  4. Stephen says:

    I still wrestle a bit, not full on , maybe more like arm wrestling…..and I certainly know who the opponent really is! But I personalize him sometimes with a human…. bad.

  5. Brian says:

    You are correct that we should be oppressing in the spiritual.
    However, Jesus was under a Roman authority and he taught under Jewish law. The Cross changed all of that.
    America is a “we the people” government. I can not sit idle and watch the powers that be use people in an unjust manner. The enemy is causing Fear and strife and the lie must be brought to Light. This can be through the Gospel and since we have a 1st amendment society we need to speak. If we do not who will?

  6. George says:

    I’m a day late and catching up this morning. I sure could have used this, though. Too funny how true this was. I didn’t see it then but am smiling about it now. Thanks for putting things in perspective.

  7. John E says:

    I’m all in.
    Late read today, yeah never no where attack comes from or form. Jesus lives, hurrah, and Jesus is on our side, The King, The Word.

  8. Jason says:

    With Jesus carrying me I am all in! I missed the Devo until this evening and had a super tough day that was uncharacteristic for me. Please keep me in prayer my fellow soldiers in Christ!

  9. Joe Hereford says:

    ALL in for the challenge. I’m dealing with a situation right now that’s been a real test

  10. Chris says:

    We all need to keep this perspective or we will have no chance of keeping a positive or Godly outlook on things. It really helped me a couple days ago when I took some time to meditate on the Lord’s omniscient nature… Yep, he is not one bit surprised or dismayed right now. He already knew about all of this, and He has a plan to prosper us.. He is no less good and perfect than He ever was. Makes me smile to think about it. We are “more than conquerers in Christ, right?! 🙂

  11. Thomas Sells says:

    I’m definitely “All In”….I have a strong faith the HE is always in control. That HE is the one I am accountable too!

  12. Dale Nerison says:

    It is a good perspective to keep reminding myself that are conflicts are part of the spiritual battle going on around us. Recognize the real opponent. Put on the armor of God and use His weapons of the spirit – prayer and his word.
    I am all-in for accepting this challenge today!

  13. Jon Brady says:

    All In! I pray that God gives us the strength not only to recognize the true enemy but also to stand strong against his lies and attacks. Men put on the full armor of God.

  14. Bill Derrick says:

    I’m all in for this. Stress during this time makes it very easy for us to wrestle with others or others to wrestle with us! Time to understand the real enemy.

  15. Jeremy says:

    I’m all in! I think this virus is equally a cause by a spiritual force. I also believe that the invisible enemy works through the hands of people and we need to pray against the opposition we are faced with rather than taking things personal and retaliating against people who may be misguided.

  16. John W Carlton says:

    I’m in. The hymn, Stand up, Stand up for Jesus in one of its verses says, “Stand in His strength alone. The Arm of flesh will fail you, Ye dare not trust your own. Put on the Gospel Armor, Each piece put on with prayer. Where duty calls or danger, Be never wanting there.”
    With God’s grace I pledge to be All In!

  17. George says:

    I am ALL IN and with GOD’S help WILL NOT get sucked into a single wrestling match today!

  18. Dave Wall says:

    I am all in to wear the armor of God, understanding the real enemy, not allowing the enemy to have any footholds in my life.

  19. David says:

    I am “all in”. I discovered long ago that the opposition that was coming against me was “cosmic” in nature. I was just starting my pastoral care ministry and faced great doubts planted by satan. I thought that I was unworthy for the work. But thank God I was able to focus on Him and overcame the doubts.

  20. Wade says:

    I am “All In”. Wrestling with myself this morning, but I’m reminded now who the real enemy is. Through prayer, I’m re-setting my perspective and I’m going to grind the enemy into the dust today.

  21. David says:

    Definitely ALL IN with STANDING against the enemy of our souls and not wrestling the folks around me!!!!

  22. Samuel says:

    I am continually wrestling with everything and somtimes everyone, Gos pleas helpme to remember to “Just let it go”

  23. Chad Husted says:

    This idea is so liberating! thanks for the reminder Vince. When I wrestle (esp. with those closest to me), I usually hold some bitterness against them, or take all the blame – both of which are debilitating. Seeing the trouble as being part of the unseen war frees me to love the other thru their issue AND to not carry a guilt burden that doesn’t belong to me.

  24. Coach says:

    All in …. I pray that I can recognize the cosmic enemy and in so, deal with it in a Christ like way.

  25. Leonard Phillips says:

    Today i will choose to stand firm and remember that my enemy is not who i see rather that what i do not see. I have been fighting against so many things lately that i find myself toiling over the wrong things and people. Lord forgive me for not seeing what i have been trying to fight, and thank you for the reminder that it is not the flesh and blood but spiritual / cosmic battles that i am facing. in Jesus name amen.

  26. Guy says:

    I’m all in, Holy Spirit guide my thoughts, my vision and my words today to see the real enemy.

  27. Brian says:

    It is becoming more and more difficult to understand truth with all the information and misinformation out there right now. It is time to use discernment and not taking everything we see and hear and label it as truth. Lord, help us to focus on you!

    • Todd says:

      That’s really true Brian. Last night I heard two people talking who had completely different opinions on this virus time we’re in. I questioned some of what each person was saying, but it’s really hard to know what the truth is, and also really hard to accept the unknowns as truly unknown.

  28. Dave Benson says:

    I’m in! Because of all the tension in the world right now we can be quite vulnerable so we need to put on the full armor of God so we can stand against the devil’s schemes. Let’s remain in Jesus for our strength!

  29. Chad says:

    All in. The wrestling needs to stop. Heavenly Father, give me strength to do just that. Holy Spirit, fill me with your presence and freedom. Jesus, show me the way.

  30. adam mather says:

    ALL IN!!!!!
    we belong to the power we choose to obey. take some time to clear your mind of distraction and just sit quietly and listen. God is talking but am i to focused on the attack than the solution?

  31. Kenneth McClatchey says:

    Together with the Holy Spirit of Truth we can focus on leading others to Christ and stop wasting our time wrestling with the very ones Jesus wants us to share His gospel with.

  32. David Fredrickson says:

    As I choose to stand with Christ, that’s when I sense the very real yet unseen enemy weakened and backing down.

  33. Jeff Brown says:

    Gents thanks for the prayers for my “wrestling” with my boss and I did not wrestle and yesterday he called and God moved him in the right way. Also yesterday a younger than me man that I support asked me to disciple him and we are going to read Daniel together. Again god at work and not me “wrestling” just me trying to listen. God Bless there is good days and tough days and we are in this together.

    • Dale Nerison says:

      Yes. That is great news Jeff. Keep being who God called you to be. It will make a difference in your boss. And it opens doors. Great example of the Lord blessing.

  34. Donny Lill says:

    All in! As Jesus says, but whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn and give him the other. It’s not cowardess to walk away from (or not wrestle with) people who will not consider your thoughts/opinions. As a matter of fact it’s better to do so, as Vince so we don’t feed the fire of the evil one who is creating the division and devisiveness in our world.

  35. Rick says:

    It is good to be reminded about our real enemy. It reminds me of The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

  36. Tim Young says:

    This is certainly one of the harder things to do. Now to go find something to wrestle with so I can apply it… 😉

  37. Vince Howard says:

    Oh…I’ve ‘wrestled’ with a few subordinates over the past 2 years. Even going to the point of actively trying to get them to leave. But I’ve realized over time, I am wrestling with he who propagates Doubt, Selfishness & Fear of Change. I am praying for and seeking a better path…a better approach with God’s wisdom, grace and patience to arm me, I look for a better result.

    • Kenneth McClatchey says:

      Vince, that’s great to hear you are focused on who really is the enemy of your soul. It’s even better to know Who is the lover of your soul and He will always go to battle with you against the devil.

  38. Tim Kelley says:

    All in…don’t fight naked put on the armor of God. Sounds simple, it’s God battle plan for us. Do it today and face you enemy, remember there is no armor on our backside (when we turn and run we are exposed). Take the time today to gear up with God and see Him advance His kingdom.

  39. Steve L says:

    This is a tough one. I often do have to wrestle with people with different opinions in an effort to find the best solution to a problem. Especially with family. I think where evil can creep in is when pride, ego, prejudice and personal issues become part of the argument. I can easily think my solution is best. I can prejudge someone’s opinion based on previous discussions and when I am tired, my temper can become part of exacerbating the problem. Dear Lord, alert me when I get into these situations and allow me to hear and eyes to see others opinions. Grant me patience!

  40. John Harding says:

    Time for me to keep the words of this devo in mind when I encounter people and situations that seem insurmountable. Also time to swallow my pride and admit that I can’t handle every situation and challenge on my own.

  41. Lewis says:

    It is so true, often I find myself frustrated with people, and wonder why they don’t get it. Then I hear the voice if the Hoky Spirit say, they are not the issue, satin is the issue, because he has come the kill steal and destroy you. Don’t be drawn into the wrong fight. Just pray.

  42. Fred says:

    All In! I am going to let God be in control! Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10

  43. David C says:

    No more wrestling !
    But rather embracing and setting my thoughts on the many Promises and Truths of the Gospel — “ If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God.” Setting our mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” Colossians 3:1-2

    “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    Praying – “ if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
    ‭‭II Chronicles‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

    Reminder: Today is National Day of Prayer !!

  44. Addison Waite says:

    Amen! I am totally all in on this. Our battle is not against flesh and blood but against forces and principalities in the heavenly realms.

  45. Walter says:

    I will do my best to be All In.
    I put it this way because I believe in trying to be as honest as possible and not just say All In and then go about my day.

  46. Chuck says:

    All in. I wrestle with this daily from my opinionated middle child to one of my associates at my business. I have thought of this before. Great challenge.

  47. Dean Wendler says:

    I am all in to stop wrestling with people and those things I can see. To ask for God’s help to overcome those cosmic powers I can not see.

  48. Jay Wegiel says:

    I’ve actually had lots of success living in this manner already. Not taking things personal even when aimed at me. Letting things roll off my back. Sticking close to God. Caring more what He thinks than people. It really has made for a very Peace Full life. Inside and out.

    • Darin Palmer says:

      All in! In order to be a warrior you must know who the enemy is!! Let’s do this!

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