The war between good and evil has already been won but the battle will rage on until the end of time. Every time a new soul is born they become a target to be won for the side of evil. This is a concept that to many seems very barbaric and ancient – just not fitting into the mold of today’s society. This couldn’t be further from the truth and is the cause of many souls losing the battle. How do we win our battle? It is very simply actually, always hold your faith in Christ dear and never turn your back on God.
Those 2 simple truths will help you win the battle against evil but it doesn’t make it easy. This life will never be easy because if it was then we would never learn anything, we would never be for Christ. The purpose of the devil is to destroy the inner peace that all people hold within their hearts when they have Jesus Christ. When we choose to let events dictate our inner peace, then we are letting the devil control it and this begins the downward spiral of losing the battle.
Bad things are bound to happen in this life, they are inevitable. It is how we react to these events that determines the lasting outcome of them. Evil cannot eternally damage you unless you give it permission to do so. Now, this doesn’t mean blatant sign on this line permission – it’s more of permission that can be seen in our actions. For example, someone is downright mean to you, how do you react? With anger and fight back or do you wish them peace and simply walk away. The immediate reaction is to get defensive and give back what you are getting. We have to get ourselves in the frame of mind that we don’t need to get even or get on someone’s level to defeat them.
What we have to realize is that people are not always going to follow Christ and are not going to accept His Will. When this happens they are more open to being influenced in the wrong direction, which means that will not always be the nicest – specifically when you are dedicating your life to Christ. We can look at everything on a spiritual level because ultimately that is what we are. When we die in this world we become our souls; our bodies, worries and materialistic possessions are left in this world. We won’t take anything with us but our souls which is why we have to protect them. We are vulnerable because of our human weaknesses that came about when Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the tree of knowledge. We have to continue to work towards overcoming these weaknesses which is where Christ’s sacrifice can be an extremely important tool.
Jesus Christ is fully divine but is also fully man and made a true sacrifice for that which benefited others, a selfless act of love. He felt every pain, every insult, every drop of spit and the heavy weight of the cross which was on Him. Instead of quitting and asking God to take away the pain, He continued on His way of the Cross to save us from damnation. This needs to be a focal point for us when we are going through life and faced with difficult choices.
Your sacrifice saved the eternal lives of all those seeking your mercy,
Please help me to spread the message of your saving grace.
Help me to banish the evil attacks from my heart,
To not let them disturb my inner peace.
Give me the grace to look to you when facing trying times,
To not let my human weakness become a crutch but to overcome it.