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Spiritual Warfare

If you tuned into this week’s all new episode of the “Dear Sister” podcast, then you know I talked about my struggles during the past two months. During the month of October I started to notice a change in myself. I started back having sex with someone I didn’t even like, my prayer life was falling off and the sad part is that I was getting to a place where I was okay with it. It wasn’t until the end of October that is dawned on me that I was experiencing spiritual warfare.

We will all face hardship in this life. Even as believers, we will face hardships—sometimes even because of our faith! Jesus promised this, and the Church has always experienced this reality.

Not every hardship in life is spiritual warfare. As they say, “don’t look for a demon under every rock.” Hardship is often just a normal reality of life. Sometimes we bring hardship on ourself through our own sin or failure. Sometimes God may be disciplining or testing us.

These being said, we should also recognize that sometimes there’s a spiritual reality behind what we are facing.
How do you recognize spiritual warfare? Here is what it often looks like:

• Spiritual warfare most often happens right before or after God uses us for powerful ministry impact, or right before or after God moves in our own spiritual lives in a significant way.
• Spiritual warfare often comes in an attempt to steal our happiness in God and His work in our lives.

Everything isn’t spiritual warfare but if you feel that you maybe going through spiritual warfare, then I definitely recommend fasting, praying and continuously seeking God. I’m praying with and for you!

 

xoxo,

Jessica Jená

 

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