My point is that your family has a purpose!!! That’s why the enemy fights so hard to tear you apart. God has an assignment for you to fulfill as a unit that cannot be completed individually. So yes, your children may be acting out and your spouse may seem to pick or fights or seem distant but don’t lash out and PLEASE don’t give up; instead, PRAY, FAST! Go to war for them and with them, instead of against them. You must recognize that you are dealing with spirits that are attacking your family and the peace in your unit. As a family unit, you are like an army that must not allow the enemy to infiltrate your camp. Guard it with your life! Ephesians 6:12 says, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
You see, what you are up against is much bigger than just an “attitude problem” or a disagreement. What you are up against is an attack on family! When you have family problems, it seems hard to focus on much else and that’s where the enemy likes to creep in. I mean, think about it, when others walk away, you always feel you have your family to turn to. Growing up, when I got in trouble, I always looked to my bruder (yes, bruder), and my cousins to have my back. It was an expectation that came natural to me, for them to be there to avenge me. This taught me, as I got older, how important they were to my life. I was shown at an early age, how important it was to have parents that loved and cared for me because they set the foundation for how I felt about myself and how I would conduct myself outside of our home. It has never been a secret that the family was meant to stick together and always be able to depend on each other.
Satan would love to destroy the trust you have in each other. He loves the idea of distorting the definition of “family” but God has already put in place the guidelines that we are to follow. “(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;).” (2 Corinthians 10:4) This same scripture in the New Living Translation of the Bible says, “We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.” There is a saying that goes, “A family that prays together, stays together.” There is truth to that… pray as a family. Talk about your issues with one another, not with those OUTSIDE of your camp. The Bible says, in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Teach your
Don’t lose focus and don’t lose faith! Your family has purpose! Your family has an assignment! YOUR FAMILY WILL SURVIVE!!!
“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)
Love y’all AND I’m praying for y’all!