Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table

I’m currently reading a book by Louie Giglio entitled “Don’t Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table: It’s Time to Win the Battle of Your Mind.

Long title, right??

So I posted last night about my negative thoughts surrounding my ability to write a book. I’m just frustrated and needed to get those feelings out before I completely had a meltdown. Bottling these feelings is NOT good for me or for anyone for that matter.

This book is pretty good! I’d like to share some quotes with y’all. (I say ‘y’all a lot don’t I? LOL)

“If you are living in defeat, it’s because you are allowing yourself to live in defeat. If you are losing the battle of your mind, it’s because you are not willing to step up and say ‘There’s a fight to be fought and I’m going to fight the battle to win my mind because I have the power of the finished work of Jesus.”

“Use the name of Jesus with authority. Bind the thoughts that don’t come from God and that don’t match the Word of God.”

“Maybe I couldn’t stop the Devil from prowling around my table, but in JESUS’ NAME I definitely did have the choice whether I allowed the Enemy to sit down.”

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

Ephesians 6:10-17

I am choosing to be stronger in the Lord. He and He alone can give me the strength and endurance to get through these negative thoughts. Satan thinks he has one up on me but surprise!! I serve a God who loves me and is always with me. He is faithful and just and He will fight my battles. He’s WON! Satan, you have no place at my table.

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, Or nor heavenly rulers neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:37-39