We all have faced faith issues at times in our lives. Think about some of the times when you prayed for someone to be healed and the battle that emerged in your thinking. The main fight that the believer is called upon to fight is the “good fight of faith.” And if I have to fight the fight of faith, then there stands to reason that there are enemies or hindrances to my faith. If there were no enemies to faith, then there would be no fight to it.
It is hard to acknowledge that the fight for our faith is within us. It is easy to say, "if only I had different parents, or married to a more Godly person, or was in a better church." This is our attempt of trying to keep the faith issue outside our skin. We should not spend time seeking someone or something outside of our skin to blame for our lack of faith. We can walk in as much faith as we want. The Father is not holding faith back from us. The battle for our faith is within us.
Here are some of the enemies of our faith.
Enemy of Faith No.1: Failure to understand what it means to be a new creature in Christ.
Enemy of Faith No.2: Failure to understand our place/position in Christ.
Enemy of Faith No.3: Failure to understand the righteousness of Christ that robes us.
Enemy of Faith No.4: Failure to understand our right to use the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Enemy of Faith No.5: Failure to act upon the Word of God.
Enemy of Faith No.6: Failure to hold fast to our confession of faith.
When we “fight the good fight of faith,” as the Apostle Paul admonishes us, we can step out of the narrow place of failure and weakness in which we live, into the boundless power of God.
1 Timothy 6:12 ESV Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Mark 11:22-24 ESV And Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God. (23) Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be taken up and thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. (24) Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.