Many of us have strong willpower. We aim for things and we get them done. We always accomplish on what we set out to do. We are goal-oriented people who avoid any distractions that may jeopardize our success.
And many of us end up applying our acquired or natural talent in the Spiritual matters too. We tend to be strong when it comes to temptations and determined to overcome them. We try really hard with our own strength to not speak lies, for instance.
Despite putting in all the effort to stay strong, we fail quite often. We end up doing what we hate doing or what we aimed to avoid (Romans 7:15). We cannot stop falling into the trap set by the evil one with our strong willpower.
In other words, our willpower is powerless in the spiritual realm. You see, what we are fighting against is NOT against flesh and blood but against the principalities and powers of darkness (Ephesians 6:12).
Its like using a sword to fight against a B2 Bomber or other Airpower. You’re no match when the B2 Bomber drops 230kg bombs from the air. We need an equal contender to win this battle.
This is where the Spirit of God – the Holy Spirit comes in. We need his guidance, strength and power to overcome and win our spiritual battles. Ask God to fill you with His Spirit today. Put on the armour of God (Ephesians 6:10-18) and take stand against the evil one (James 4:7).