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RebeccaStewartJun 6, 2021, 4:58:04 PM

When the enemy brings the war

to the battleground of your mind

You must fight


Do not retreat and flee

Do not crouch naked or afraid

Do not cower or cringe

Take the warrior’s stance 




Do not let past failures weaken you

yesterday’s wounds sap your strength

today’s challenge buckle your knees

Fight the fear, the nausea, 

the pain of powerlessness


Obliterate the darts of doubt 

Fend off the fog of discouragement

Renew your spiritual arsenal

Be prepared to parry all blows




Do not give in to self-loathing 

Or stumble into the pit of self-pity

Do not be trapped or ensnared

letting cords of weakness overwhelm

resist, repulse, be ready for action




Remember who you are, 

and you are not alone

Remember you are loved

Remember you are worth the fight

Remember your choices matter

Remember who fights at your side

With all your might

and not just for you,

but for all that is worthy of your love



Stand tall against your wily enemy. 

for the mind has no place to flee

no foxhole to hide you

So be vigilant and rise up 

Use your righteous anger to resist

to regroup, and reinforce your resolve


Recognize those bitter intrusions

monotonous mind worms

dangerous deceits

invasive images and siren songs

Do not let them take a foothold




Repel the lies, counter the deceptions

Beat back the fears

Brandish the Word’s sword

Banish the wayward thought

Take your stand for the truth




Do not lose heart

Do not succumb to weariness

Fight the fatigue, the exhaustion

endure, overcome, prevail

Not on your own, not for yourself,

But for the one who loves you most.


Fight — and win.

Rebecca Stewart copyright 2021

There are many causes worth fighting for, but our biggest battle is the battle of the mind.
Yet we need not fight the battle alone or without the arsenal of spiritual resources that we need.
Against all odds we can overcome.
I take heart and find encouragement in the daily battle of the mind in reading the apostle Paul's vision of conquering every obstacle

31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? 33 Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34 Who is he who condemns? It is Christ who died, and furthermore is also risen, who is even at the right hand of God, who also makes intercession for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For Your sake we are killed all day long;
We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8