Have you felt Satan attacking your life or marriage? Were you able to recognize it?
The old Brittany wouldn’t have noticed it, but now, through God’s help, I recognized it fairly quickly.
My Personal Attack
I have always wanted to be a homeschooling, stay at home mom, for as long as I can remember.
Two years ago, my dream came true, when my now husband, at the time boyfriend, told me I could quit my job and stay home.
I was ecstatic. But, at the time I wasn’t walking with the Lord, so all my time was wasted.
I tried multiple endeavors that led me nowhere, except with an empty pocket.
Flash forward two years.
Now, I am a married woman, walking with the Lord.
I have a blog that is still in its baby stages but is progressing as I learn.
I am a homeschooling mama to one of the most strong-willed children I have ever met in my life.
In order for me to be a stay at home mom, we had to cut back on some expenses, one thing was only owning one car.
My husband works five days a week, sometimes six if he gets called in on a weekend ( he is a supervisor so he is on call 24/7). He goes to work around 6:00 AM and works until about 4:30-5: 30 PM, every day. So most days it is just my daughter and I, all day, all alone.
Don’t get me wrong. I love my life. I truly do. It beats being a single mom and never being home because of working all the time, and then when I did get a chance to be home I had to catch up on cleaning.
Lately, I have felt such a tug on me… Telling me how lonely I am. Telling me that I am better off a single mother because I had freedom, I had a car to go and do things. I had friends I saw on a regular basis. Now I just stay home and keep to myself.
Satan was attacking me.
And not just me, my marriage!
For two days I felt just awful until I realized that I was under attack.
I got to thinking about all the things I used to hate about my life and now I was wishing that I was in that place again…
It made me feel crazy.
I finally reached out to a long distance friend, my grandmother and my mom.
They all prayed for me and told me to talk to Joe about how I was feeling…
I could even feel Satan’s hand in this because when I did talk to Joe, I blamed most of it on him.
Wow, did I feel like an awful wife. I hated the things I said to him. I wanted to take it all back.
Joe is a wonderful, forgiving man. Patient and kind.
I was truly blessed.
Finally, I got the courage up to ask to talk to him again.
I told him the full truth.
Satan was attacking our marriage.
I was not going to let Satan win.
Joe and I went to battle against Him with God on our side.
Joe and I have been attending groups through our church, him a men’s group and myself a women’s Bible study.
We have made more of a priority to spend time in God’s Word together as a couple and to pray more as well.
Satan saw how incredibly strong we were becoming with God on our side.
Satan doesn’t want us to rely on God.
He wants us to rely on our own strength.
Satan wants us to rely on the negativity.
He wants us to fall.
In the past, I wouldn’t have been strong enough to overcome Satan.
I have ALWAYS given in to him because it was the easier thing to do.
As a stay at home mom, I have more freedom than I did as a single mom who worked outside the home and never made time for anything important.
I always struggled to get up to go to work, so I never made time for God.
Okay, so not never, occasionally I would get up early enough to spend time with Him, but it was never consistent.
Now, as a stay at home mom, no matter what time I get up, I make time for God.
It is the first thing I do.
No matter what.
It is not an option anymore.
I know if I don’t spend time with God first thing in the morning my day will be downright awful.
Since January 1, 2018, I have made it my number one priority to spend time with God first thing.
It has made a world of difference in my life and in my families lives.
I am more patient and gentle with Aleyah during school.
I lean on God during the hard times instead of seeking the strength that I know is not within myself.
Being married, especially to Joe, has been one of the greatest journeys of my life.
It has only been seven months, but with God by our side, I believe we can face any difficulty together, head on.
After my little breakdown with Joe, I began to remember all that I have been blessed with.
I still have friends, but maybe I need to be the one to reach out more.
We may only have one car, but who says I can’t take him to work and plan a day at my grandmothers or mothers.
I am so incredibly blessed to be able to teach my girl, every day, and watch her grow closer to the Lord and to soak up the facts of all she is being taught.
My life is exactly how I always dreamed it would be and I almost let Satan take all the joy of it away from me.
So many verses come to mind when I think of attacks on us by Satan.
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
James 4:7 (KJV)
We are told to RESIST the devil… How?
By submitting ourselves to God.
By seeking God through the attacks, Satan will flee.
God will win EVERY TIME!
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.”
1 Peter 5:8-9(KJV)
That is something I never was as a single mother. I was never alert to the devil’s schemes in my life.
Not seeking God as I should have and I didn’t recognize the attacks on my life were the devil.
Not standing firm in the faith. I had no faith. Very little trust in God. How was I to stand firm in the faith then?
And remember, as a Christian, you are NOT alone in Satan’s attacks on you and your family.
Satan will try to attack all those we are seeking God!
He doesn’t want God to succeed or win.
News Flash Satan: God has already won! He has overcome the world! (John 16:33)
We can all have victory over Satan’s attacks on our lives… Our spiritual, mental, and physical lives.
He attacks in all manors.
His attacks are real. But in order to recognize it as an attack from Satan, you need to stay alert.
Stay focused on God.
Don’t lose sight of Him!
The devil will flee when he sees that he cannot win you over.
Stay strong in the Lord, not of your own accord.
We cannot fight off the devil in our own strength. That is why God promises to never leave or forsake us. Why He promises to fight our battles for us.
When you feel Satan attack you, your family, or a loved one, call out to God.
The pain Satan caused me took me to my knees in tears.
I cried out to God and He rescued me from the devil’s attempt at destroying me and my marriage.
Sorry Satan, I am not the girl I once was… I am stronger, through Christ.
If you feel Satan pounding on the door of your heart:
First, call out to God, cry to Him if you need to.
Second, seek wise, godly counsel to pray for you and to get advice from.
I have been extremely blessed with wise, godly women in my life.
If you don’t know of any personally, send me an e-mail, message me on Facebook.
I would be more than happy to pray for you and guide you through any attack on your life.
Remember…GOD IS GREATER AND HAS OVERCOME THE WORLD!