Colossians 1:13

When you find yourself in a broken relationship with God, it’s easy to be pulled back towards negative cycles that you broke free from. During these periods, you are extremely vulnerable to spiritual attack as the Enemy wants to enslave you once again in the same old bondages. If he can discourage you enough that you give into sin that you were free from, you are more likely to spiral down into deeper defeat. The only way to truly break free from these bondages is to first admit that you have a problem; that you’re in bondage, and then admit that it is your choice to be in bondage, just as it is your choice to be free. Colossians 1:13 says, “He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son.” In this, we know that God has dominion over the enemy and all things are possible through Him.

1 Corinthians 10:13

Have you ever found yourself wishing that you could be more zealous or passionate for God? You might be unsatisfied with your lack of growth in your faith. Lacking spiritual passion is a sign that you’re wrestling with God. When you’re struggling with Him, it’s easy for the Enemy to swoop in and steal your tenacity for things of God. During these periods, our prayer life seems stalled. Our commitment is tested and it can feel like we can’t push through. When we’re separated from God, you feel as though you are just going through the motions as opposed to feeling connected to Jesus. But the Bible serves us a great reminder. First Corinthians 10:13 says, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” There’s nothing we can’t conquer with God on our side.

If you’re wrestling with God, it’s important to look not only outward, but also inward. What does personal relationship like with God? Knowing what that relationship looks like is key to growing with God and overcoming any brokenness with Him. Choosing a relationship with God starts in your heart. You will face discouragement, setbacks and disappointments, but when you choose God, there’s nothing you can’t get through.