Sometimes we’re our own worst enemy, and other times it’s not us at all. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Eph 6:12)
The enemy knows you better than you think. Your weak areas are lit up in the spirit world so the enemy knows exactly where to push. You are tempted in just the right areas. You are frustrated in just the right places.
But the most insidious attack is to your mind. The enemy whispers thoughts that make you feel bad about yourself or other people. Even when you have the best intentions, evil thoughts can creep in. We feel horrible even thinking about them, but fail to realize that they are not our thoughts at all. We can be influenced by the enemy very easily.
The good news is, as soon as you recognize that those are not your thoughts, you can rebuke them and claim good thoughts. For instance, if out of the blue, you begin to think thoughts of suicide, rebuke those thoughts and think about the goodness of God and His love for you. You have a future and a hope. You are blessed with life and grace.
You don’t have to put up with the enemy tormenting your mind. Just say no to him, and yes to the power of God to give you joy and peace.