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Soldiers and athletes. One engages in a good fight; the other runs to win a prize. But both soldiers and athletes know they must have a mental edge to successfully deal with everything they encounter. They know victory will never occur unless they’ve first won their internal battles.
In I Declare War, author and pastor Levi Lusko shows how the same is true for Christians. God has called each of us to an important assignment—to win the battle and claim the prize—but to fulfill that calling we first have to win the war within. Levi draws from the Bible to show four ways to fight this internal battle:
Key #1: Discover Your Calling
Key #2: Prepare for the Trial
Key #3: Learn Self-Control
Key #4: Rely on God’s Power
Levi draws on stories from his own life to show how God can help us wage war against issues that rob us of joy such as depression, fear, anxiety, addiction, negative thoughts, pride, jealousy, resentment, anger, self-doubt, and codependent relationships. While Levi does not offer a quick fix or promise the “perfect life” if participants follow all the steps, he does point toward the hope that God provides as we commit to fight the good fight through all the pain, sweat, and tears that each day brings.