“… be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” (Ephesians 6:10-11, NIV)

the armor of god

When we go out into the workplace each day, we’re faced with all kinds of things that attempt to bring us down and cause us to fail. We need protection from the assault that is constantly attacking us.

You know what I’m talking about; it’s those nagging thoughts that tell you you’re not good enough or that your competitors are more skilled than you are. There are thoughts of self-doubt, insecurity, and failure; not all the time, but enough of the time that it weighs you down. You know you must either get away from your job and find something less challenging or put on the “armor of God” and take up the “shield of faith” to stop the enemy from gaining ground.

When you decide to run and hide or to give up all together, Satan wins. When he wins, you lose! You lose your confidence and sometimes you even lose your faith. Many times he defeats you to the point that you may even lose your job, your friends, and your family.

We can’t allow Satan to defeat us any longer. It’s time to put on the armor of God – “… the belt of truth … the breastplate of righteousness … and the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith … the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” (Ephesians 6:14-17, NIV)

These things are available to every believer of Christ and they offer each of us an undeniable advantage in our workplaces and in our day-to-day lives. Whenever self-doubt or fear comes against us, we need to replace them with God’s perspective – a perspective and attitude that has no room for failure. No one is a loser in God’s eyes. The One who attained our salvation on Calvary loves us all equally. We are all winners when we accept Christ Jesus as our Savior!


Enjoy your day, “Working for Christ”!

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18 Comments on “WHEN SATAN WINS, WE LOSE!”

  1. Ann Louise Says:

    So true! Even looking for work I experience all that but God is using this time to teach me how I can overcome all that stuff and it is working 🙂 Thanks for your post and the reminder.


  2. Reminds me how much I need the “sword of the Spirit” in my life, every moment, every day!


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