When being interviewed for a ministry position, one of my good friends was asked a question that made a lasting impression: “If you were the devil and you wanted to take you down, what would you do? Where would you attack?”
It’s an insightful question because it forces us to think about our weak spots. It makes us realize that we are vulnerable. Over the years, however, I’ve become convinced that when our enemy attacks, he always attacks in the exact same place. His tactics may vary. The specific weapon might be different, but the focal point is always the same: our MIND.
Why the mind? Because what we THINK about determines what we DO. As Warren Wiersbe once said, “your mind is the devil’s battlefield.”
What we are thinking about will always influence our behaviors. That’s why advertising works. You see something in an ad that looks appealing and you start thinking about what it would be like to have it. Before you know it, you are at the store buying that very thing. The battle for freedom is always won – or lost – in the mind.
– Troy Haas, First Steps