My primary arena of conflict is in my mind. Everything else is peripheral.
When I am winning the battles that take place in my thoughts I am victorious everywhere else. When I lose, the opposite is true.
I am grateful that when I am abiding in Christ, I see the battlefield from His perspective. He is my Commander and when I see myself seated with Christ in the heavenly realm, I am able to become the observer of my thoughts and see them as the warriors engaged in battle. It is the perspective from which I am able to reign in victory continuously.
My ego, however, is incessantly trying to subvert me and engage me in meaningless drama and conversation. The moment I give it any form of attention I start down a slippery slope that takes me temporarily away from the awareness of who I am in Christ.
I pray that God will help me keep my thoughts centered in obedience to Him.