The Armor of God is a 7-week study, both with the book and videos. I'm going to post each week a summary of what I've learned. I'm not going to go word for word on what's in the book or videos but rather reveal what I've learned and taken from them.
We often get caught up in drama and arguments. We wonder why people treat us the way they do or why circumstances happen. What we don't realize is that an invisible battle is taking place between the forces of good and evil. Satan is doing what he can to undermine or thoughts and actions. He is waging a spiritual war on us and we have to be aware of that. We need to discover what's really behind the curtain and aim our strategies and weapons at the real enemy.
There's no reason to be afraid, but every reason to be prepared. We should not wage war according to the flesh. Rather, we should put on the full armor of God.
Everything that occurs in the visible, physical world is directly connected to the wrestling match being waged in the invisible, spiritual world. Do not allow Satan to attack your thoughts and make you feel inadequate or overwhelmed.
When we have negative feelings or thoughts, or when we are not getting along with someone the best line of defense is to pray, pray, pray!
If you are a child of God, Satan cannot destroy you. That battle has already been won. But what he can do is try to make your life on earth unproductive and intimidating.
We should always be watchful of our own actions and become more aware of what Satan is trying to do to destroy us. Because of that, we need to be aware of our weaknesses and unhealthy habits.
Now that I'm more keen to the spiritual battle, I've found myself not taking things so personally and not allowing anger to boil up so quickly. I have somewhat low feelings of self-worth, but have declared that I will not allow Satan to make me feel inferior or unworthy. After all, I am somebody because I am a child of God!