10 Ways to Kick the Devil’s Butt in Your Everyday Life – #10




It’s actually quite short.

Ever stuck and don’t know what to do in life? Just think of what the devil would want you to do and do the exact opposite.

The devil would never want you to choose joy despite the circumstances. He wants you to be a delicate, incapacitated, weak-minded Christian slammed by the circumstances of life getting your butt kicked and slapped upside the head every which way, completely oblivious to the authority available to you. DO THE OPPOSITE.

The devil would never want you to bring glory to God and represent the Kingdom of Heaven in the gifts and talents He’s blessed you with. He’d want you to take all the glory for yourself and play the world’s game, getting a kick out of watching your life spiral downwards. DO THE OPPOSITE.

The devil would never want you to believe God for big things and live out the epic life-changing destiny He has for you. If you believe in God at all, the devil wants you to put Him in a teeny-tiny box and think small all of your days and totally miss out on the epicness He’s called you to. DO THE OPPOSITE.

The last thing in the world the devil wants for you is to follow the plan and calling of God on your life. The devil wants you to follow what everyone else is doing, play the world’s game and live a life far from the incredible devil butt-kicking purpose God has for you. DO THE OPPOSITE.

The devil so desperately wants you to get your identity confused. He doesn’t want you to know who you are in Christ Jesus. Depression? Low self-esteem? Insecurity? He’d be more than happy if you’d oblige him with those lies from the pit of hell. DO THE OPPOSITE.

The devil wants us to be insecure and always concerned about what others think about us serving God. The devil wants to destroy our relationship with God by telling us we’re not good enough or Jesus doesn’t love us. If we believe in Jesus at all, the devil wants us to make Christianity just another religion packed full with cheesy Christian mantras and overbearing rituals. And the devil is all about distracting us from what truly matters in the long run. DO THE OPPOSITE, because God’s made four EPIC things available to us wrapped up in an acronym of FIRE.

An offense is an attempt from the devil to make us stumble (sin). There’s always an opportunity to deal with offense wrongly, and the devil is more than happy when we take it, succeeding in gossip, drama, and creating bitterness in our hearts. DO THE OPPOSITE.

Fear comes from the devil to try to keep you living in that fear and afraid to do what God has called you to do or live the victorious life that God has for you. The devil wants you to stay in bondage and anxiety and never have any peace. DO THE OPPOSITE.

Every time we open our mouths, we can either praise or complain. When we do praise, we release words into the atmosphere that the devil can’t stand. The devil would love for us to rehash the negativity of life’s circumstances instead of thanking God for all He’s brought us through and all He’s helped us overcome. DO THE OPPOSITE.

We were born for this hour, made to plunder hell and populate Heaven. This is our time to kick the devil’s butt and do great damage to the kingdom of darkness. You can’t make an impact living under the radar. It’s time to get loud, be bold, shake the world for Jesus, transform our generation and kick the devil’s butt. We have the victory.

What’s your favorite way to kick the devil’s butt? What would you add?

P.S. I’ve been gone at a resort at the beach all weekend, otherwise there would’ve been a personal-type post about plotting my novel or something. I took this picture of my view from the balcony of the condo, though. ☺️ Wow that’s such an accomplishment Madi


P.P.S. That is why I haven’t responded to comments / emails / commented on posts lately.


P.P.P.P.S. Of course I’m blogging about traveling! Do you even have to ask?

P.P.P.P.P.S. That means I will continue to be slightly inactive online. ? Thou shalt throweth no more of thy rotten tomatoes at me, please.

P.P.P.P.P.P.S. I’m not exactly sure when we’ll be back. Who knows what kinds of doors God might open? My plans are to be back by the beginning of July, though. I don’t believe I’ll be breaking entirely, but posts should be less frequent. Not that they were frequent at ALL beforehand hahahah we don’t need to mention that

You read all that?

You rock.

Now comment something.

I’ll reply.


No seriously, I’m so blown away by how much you comment on my posts even when I can’t always get to yours. You are amazing. You make my day. ☺️

By |2017-06-05T22:39:02-04:00June 5th, 2017|Butt-Kicking, Encouragement, Mondays with Madi|42 Comments

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I'm Madi: blogger, writer, doll collector, and minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Learn more about me here and this blog here.


  1. EnniMorgan June 6, 2017 at 12:16 am - Reply

    The final one!! *Celestial music* argh! Your view is awesome!! Yay! Can’t wait to read about your travels! ?

    • Madi June 6, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

      I know right! ? Yay!! I can’t wait to post about them! ?

  2. Light4theLord June 6, 2017 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Eventually – that’s a good one.
    Those are such fantastic points – thanks so much for doing this! I hope you’re back at your house by early July!!!!! 😀 😀
    Have fun on your travels and come back soon!
    ~ Light4theLord

    • Madi June 6, 2017 at 10:07 pm - Reply

      Yes ?

      Awww, thank you SO much! That really encourages me! 😀 ME TOO! That’d be SO awesome!! Thanks so much again! 😀

  3. Olive June 6, 2017 at 7:53 am - Reply

    my favorite is the choose joy. because if you have joy all the time, it’s easier to do the other ones as well. 🙂
    uuuuhhhhhhgggggg I need to write a blog post. I’ve been camping, (I ate sooooooo many smores!) but now I’m back and I still haven’t posted. not like very many people follow anyway…well, I changed my blogs wallpaper, does that count as blog activity? XD
    that is a lot of p.s. notes. *bursts out laughing*
    Most crazily, ~Olive

    • Madi June 6, 2017 at 10:09 pm - Reply

      Choose joy might be my favorite, too! It DEFINITELY is easier when you have joy. 😀

      Arg I know how you feel! (YAAAY GO S’MORES) X’D Ooh, I love how you change your blog’s wallpaper! It keeps things new and fresh and it’s always so pretty! 😀

      XDDD I know XD

  4. Lydia Dyslin June 6, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Madi, I so needed this post today. This brightened up my morning. I’ve had a couple things that have been weighing on my heart and this encouraged me.
    Could you please pray for courage for me? I’m going to see my friend, who is close to me but doesn’t know Jesus (although she’s heard the Gospel), today, and I’m planning on giving her a Bible. I’m afraid I’ll chicken out and not do it. So any prayers for courage would be much appreciated. 😀

    ~Lydia~ <3

    • Madi June 6, 2017 at 10:11 pm - Reply

      Oh my goodness, that encourages me so much! Jesus is amazing. I pray for you everyday! I’m so glad 😀

      And absolutely! That’s so amazing that you’re doing that! I’m definitely praying for you! Feel free to let me know how it goes! 😀 Thanks so much for commenting, Lydia!

      • Lydia Dyslin June 6, 2017 at 10:30 pm - Reply

        It went GREAT, or at least I think it did! When I handed her the Bible she actually seemed pleased! So yeah. I’m so glad I didn’t chicken out. Thanks for praying!! ??????

        ~Lydia~ <3

        • Madi June 6, 2017 at 10:31 pm - Reply

          Oh my gosh, YAY! That’s amazing!! I’m so glad! You’re so welcome, thanks for letting me know how it went! 😀 Are you going to keep “witnessing” to your friend? Do you see her on a regular basis?

          • Lydia Dyslin June 7, 2017 at 9:48 am - Reply

            The friend (Friend 1) I gave the Bible to is also a close friend of another one of my friends (Friend 2) (confusing, I know XD) But Friend 2 gives Friend 1 rides to a Bible study our church holds, and rides to church sometimes. Friend 1 is learning more about the Bible, and, I guess, being “witnessed” to a lot. I think she just needs more time.

            ~Lydia~ <3

            • Madi July 14, 2017 at 2:33 pm - Reply

              Ohhh, okay. That’s awesome! I’ll be sure to continue praying for them. And feel free to let me know what happens with them! 😀

  5. Kendall June 6, 2017 at 10:06 am - Reply

    Yes!!!!! Resist the devil and he will flee from you! Come near to God and He will come near to you! If only I could remember where that’s found. 😛 Maybe James? Hold on… yes! James 4:7! Points for me! Haha, no, just kidding. 🙂 I don’t know why, but I’m feeling really alive today. 🙂
    I hope you enjoy your trip(s)!

    • Madi June 6, 2017 at 10:13 pm - Reply

      Hahaha! I love James 4:7! LOL, yes, points for you! ??? Hey, that’s good! At least you’re not feeling, you know, dead or something. ?

      Thank you so much!

      • Kendall June 10, 2017 at 4:16 pm - Reply

        Lol, right! Even though I nearly did die tripping down concrete stairs at the outlets yesterday. My pride hurt, too. XD
        You’re welcome!

        • Madi July 14, 2017 at 2:51 pm - Reply

          XDD Oh my gosh, ouch. XD

          • Kendall July 14, 2017 at 3:27 pm - Reply

            Yeah… it was interesting! 😀 Mom couldn’t stop laughing! After making sure I was okay… of course. 😉

            • Madi July 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm - Reply

              LOLOL! Oh my gosh XDD

  6. From a Doll's Perspective (Anna) June 7, 2017 at 10:25 am - Reply

    NOOO!!! Over already??? 🙁 This series was super helpful for me! 😀
    And no, I won’t throw rotten tomatoes at you. ?

    • Madi July 14, 2017 at 2:34 pm - Reply


      Awwww thank you. ☺️

  7. Sara June 7, 2017 at 10:41 am - Reply

    YES, yes, YESS!! I loved this series, Madi! It’s been so inspirational. You’re so encouraging and passionate, and it’s all SO TRUE!. <3 "It's time to get loud, be bold,shake the world for Jesus, transform the world and kick the devil's butt." YESYESYES. 🙂 YAY for CHOOSE JOY, and DEVIL-BUTT KICKERS FOR THE WIN. XD
    -Sara <3

    • Madi July 14, 2017 at 2:35 pm - Reply

      YESSS! I’m so glad you liked it! Jesus is AWESOME!

      DEVIL BUTT-KICKERS FOR THE WIN! ? Thanks so much for commenting! You rock!

  8. Olivia Bell (aka Livy) June 7, 2017 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    All 10 ways were epic, and I’m sad it’s over now, hahaha! 😉 And wow, that resort you stayed at looked EPIC!!! 😉 Oh, yay! Where are you going for your ministry travels, can you say? I am so excited for everything you are excited for, my friend! I look forward to your next post! 😉

    • Madi July 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm - Reply

      Awww I’m so glad you liked them! Jesus is so awesome!

      It was! I had a lot of fun! And we went to Texas! Awww, thanks Livy! ?❤️

  9. Maddie June 8, 2017 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Yes, guys, it’s the the finale!!! *plays Star Wars opening theme music* *these words in the big bold yellow letters ->* A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there was a girl. The girl was strong with the force, but stronger with Christ. She worshipped day and night until the devil, teamed with Darth Vader, tried to stop her. Madi conquers the evil and goes on vacation. On tatoine. And accidentally gets picked up by the Milenium Falcon, gets handed a light saber, shrieks “this is awesome” and then hugs chewy, and says “REY! JYN! FINN! THE DEVIL WANTS SIN, BUT WE’RE GONNA WIN, CAUSE JESUS IS WITH ME! AND DO A 360 BECAUSE I’M AMAZINGLY NIFTY……” and basically In the end she conquered, but made a total embarrassment of herself. The end.

    Yup. That was that. And I know I said ‘Jyn’ even though she’s dead, but what the heck. I needed another rhyme so ya know…..anyway. Great finale, Madi! I loved it!!! And have fun on your vay cay! It looks awesome 😀

    • Madi July 14, 2017 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      I can’t… I can’t… I can’t… I CAN’T BREATHE ????????????

      XDD Thank you so much, Maddie!

  10. Daisy June 9, 2017 at 8:43 am - Reply

    Let’s kick some devil butt!

    (Picture someday they make like a documentary about the devil-butt-kicking-generation omw)


    and also have fun on your trip!!

    • Madi July 14, 2017 at 2:49 pm - Reply

      Lez do it! ?

      (yes yes it will happen)


  11. Sara????? June 9, 2017 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    WOW!! ??????You did such a great job on (THE EPIC BUTT-KICKING FINAL!) Wow time flies so fast I was like what already when I read this!????so how are you? : ) 😀

    -Sara! <3


    • Madi July 14, 2017 at 2:50 pm - Reply

      I know right! Time does fly! ? I’m great, how are you?

      • Sara July 26, 2017 at 12:42 pm - Reply

        Lol I’m great you!?

        • Madi July 28, 2017 at 5:30 am - Reply

          I’m great! You? 😀

          • Sara July 28, 2017 at 12:18 pm - Reply

            I’m doing GREAT! Can’t wait to see you!

  12. Rebekah June 9, 2017 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Yay! Thank you for doing this series Madi!

    • Madi July 14, 2017 at 2:51 pm - Reply

      Aww, thank you for reading it! Jesus is amazing!

  13. Alyse June 15, 2017 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Hooray for choosing joy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OH MADI YOU ARE JUST THE AWESOMEST!

    • Madi July 14, 2017 at 2:53 pm - Reply


  14. Chels June 28, 2017 at 8:40 am - Reply

    Hi 🙂 Just wanted to say that coming across your blog was such an encouragement! Personally loved the point about knowing who you are in Christ. It’s so true how the devil can use the darkest of times to cloud our judgments. Though all of this is definitely easier said than done, knowing who we truly are because of what Christ has done for us and not giving in to the lies of the devil will surely pull us through 🙂 And not only remembering who we are, but who God is! That He is the same yesterday, today and forever! Keep it up, girllll 😉

    • Madi July 18, 2017 at 6:28 pm - Reply

      Hey, Chels! Oh my goodness, I’m so glad you stopped by my blog! Amen, amen! 😀 Thanks so much for commenting! It’s so nice to meet you. I’m going to visit your blog and follow! ☺️

  15. Daisymermaid July 2, 2017 at 12:31 am - Reply


  16. Rebecca July 11, 2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Amen! 🙂 Your blog is so inspiring, Madi, and that’s why I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! https://thisamazingadventureblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/11/the-liebster-sunshine-blogger-awards-20-followers/

    • Madi July 18, 2017 at 6:34 pm - Reply

      Awwww, you’re so sweet! Thank you SO much! 😀

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