I am currently reading a book by Mark Gorman called "The Three Heavens: A study in spiritual warfare". Last night while I was reading this, this section popped out at me. I think it is worth sharing. The story goes like this... you are outside enjoying a beautiful day at the park with your family, when out of nowhere a little mechanical airplane starts zooming down on you and firebombing you essentially. You run for cover under a picnic table and next time it makes a dive at you you jump out and whack it with your hefty purse, thus smashing it to the ground. You settle back into enjoying time with your kids, when AGAIN another airplane starts zooming in and annoying your family. You would be wasting your time to continually chase these airplanes and knock them down.
What you need to be doing is looking for the guy with the remote control who is sending the airplanes.
We tend to do this in life sometimes, we are so focused on what is happening to us physically that we forget about the "guy with the remote control" (Satan) who is in control of the airplane. We should be fighting against him, not against his airplane. To quote what Mark wrote in his book... "We need to recognize that behind every problem in our lives, there is a guy with a remote control. We are in the physical realm, and he is in the spiritual realm. We spend most of our lives chasing airplanes, and the guy with the remote control goes free." ... to thus continue bombarding us with more airplanes.
When something isn't going right in your life, remember to go to God and ask for His guidance, to pray, and to speak against the devil and all of his minions. Don't let the guy with the remote control go free. Our words carry strength, bind him with words, and believe it. You will see results.