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Overcoming Fiery Darts: Strategies to Counter Triggers and Walk in Victory

In the spiritual journey, the Bible depicts "fiery darts" as the assaults of the enemy, aimed to destabilize and dishearten believers. These triggers, whether they be past traumas, temptations, or negative thought patterns, are intended to paralyze and imprison us, rendering us ineffective in our walk with God. However, as Overcomers in Him, we are not called to succumb to these attacks but to stand firm and overcome through the power and authority granted to us.

Understanding the Fiery Darts:

Scripture refers to these fiery darts as the schemes of the enemy (Ephesians 6:16). They are designed to ignite doubt, fear, and insecurity within us, hindering our spiritual growth and relationship with God.

Empowered to Overcome:

As believers, we are not powerless against these attacks. Through Christ, we have been given authority over all the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19). We have the ability to resist the devil, and he will flee from us (James 4:7).

Strategies for Victory:

  1. Identify Triggers: Recognize the patterns or situations that trigger negative emotions or thoughts.

  2. Seek God's Guidance: Turn to prayer and the Word of God for strength and direction in facing these triggers.

  3. Practice Self-awareness: Be mindful of your thoughts and emotions, and learn to discern when you're being targeted by the enemy.

  4. Develop Coping Mechanisms: Establish healthy ways to cope with triggers, such as deep breathing, prayer, vagus nerve stimulation, or seeking support from a trusted friend or trauma informed coach. 

  5. Renew Your Mind: Replace negative thoughts with God's truth. Meditate on Scripture and declare His promises over your life.

  6. Guard Your Heart: Be vigilant in protecting your heart from the influences of the enemy. Surround yourself with positive influences and godly community.

  7. Stay Connected to God: Cultivate a consistent prayer life and spend time in His presence daily. This strengthens your spiritual armor and shields you from attacks.

  8. Forgive and Release: Let go of past hurts and resentments through forgiveness. Unforgiveness can be a breeding ground for triggers.  This doesn’t excuse the behaviors.  It just releases it to God so you no longer carry that around in your “backpack.”

  9. Practice Gratitude: Cultivate a heart of gratitude, focusing on the blessings in your life rather than dwelling on negative circumstances.

  10. Use Your Testimony: Share your victories with others, turning your struggles into a testimony of God's faithfulness and power.

Flipping the Tables on the Enemy:

Instead of being victims of our triggers, we can turn the tables on the enemy by using these challenges as opportunities for growth and transformation. What the enemy intended for evil, God can use for good (Genesis 50:20). Our struggles can become a platform for God's glory, as we emerge stronger and more resilient in our faith.

In conclusion, as Overcomers in Him, we have the authority and power to overcome the fiery darts of the enemy. By implementing these strategies and relying on God's strength, we can minimize the effects of triggers and walk in victory, living out our identity as more than conquerors through Him who loves us (Romans 8:37).

Love & blessings!  

Connie Dunn, BSN, RN, NC-BC, BC-MHC

Board Certified Trauma Informed Positive Psychology Nurse Coach, Christian Mental Health Coach (American Academy of Christian Counselors), Narcissistic Abuse Specialist, Somatic Experiencing & Brainspotting Practitioner

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