There is a serious problem amongst the Christian community in American and elsewhere. It is called an "identity crisis."
We are not talking here about the stealing of your personal information through credit card theft, although that too is a serious problem. We are referring to the tricks and devices that Satan uses to capture the minds of believers and leave them confused and defeated.
How does this crisis take place, and what are some of Satan's schemes? If you know his plan, then you can build the necessary defenses to thwart his efforts. Have no fear Christian believers, you are secure in Christ. (Romans 8:38-39) Satan's plan is to keep you in spiritual bondage so that you have no effectiveness in your witness for Christ.
Satan messed with Eve's mind in the garden of Eden, and he seeks to do the same with you and me. He loves to work through the subconscious where we tend to push problems that we fail to process properly. He loves self-sufficiency and independency. God never intended for us to be totally independent from Him. Jesus said in John 15, "apart from me you can do nothing." Paul said, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
What is our defense against Satan's attacks? Paul gives us the solution in Ephesians 6:11-18. We must daily pray on the offensive and defensive armour of God tools available to us. Have you put on yours today?
Thought for the Day: The victory in the Christian life is through the person and work of Jesus Christ.