In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,
with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Ephesians 6:16 (NIV)
Growing up, I always pretended to be Wonder Woman.
Week after week I watched and imitated Lynda Carter spinning into Wonder Woman to fight the bad guys. She had all the armor she needed to defeat them: her belt of strength, her bullet-dodging bracelets; her lasso of truth.
She was strong. She was brave. She was fearless.
But today there’s a real enemy and his attacks are far worse than what I saw Lynda Carter defeat on TV.
As I pursue my call to write, the enemy tells me “you’re not good enough”, and “this is too hard for you”. As I struggle to put my thoughts on paper, I start believing what I’m hearing. I start feeling weak. I start feeling scared.
So I hide. I stop writing. And the enemy wins.
Can you relate? Maybe you too are pursuing a calling that the enemy is attacking. If so, it’s time to “put up our dukes” and fight back. Like Wonder Woman did with her bullet-dodging bracelets.
But as cool as those bracelets were, we have something much stronger: Our shield of faith.
We must be intentional to “take up the shield of faith“. Fighting the enemy is never easy. To stop his “flaming arrows of lies”, we must stop hiding and start seeking:
- Let’s seek God by spending time with Him.
- Let’s seek God by getting to know Him through His word.
- Let’s seek God by talking with Him about our fears through prayer.
Let’s show the enemy we trust God, and His shield will help us win the battle.
Now it’s your turn: Think about the battles you are facing today in your calling. Share one way you “put up your dukes” to fight the enemy.
Be sure to join me and other amazing women writing on these linkups this week.
“Put up your dukes” was this week’s writing prompt on Suzie Eller’s #livefreeThursday linkup.