Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. (Ephesians 6:11)
One of Satan’s favorite “schemes” is attacking our God-given identity. He tried this twice with Christ when he said to Him, “If you are the son of God. . .” and then challenged Him to prove it. (cf. Matthew 4:1-7) There was no “if” about it. Jesus Christ was the Son of God and God the Father had just said so at His baptism when the “voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) Jesus believed His Father, knew who He was, and wasn’t going to let the devil tell Him otherwise.
If only we would always do the same. The devil is “accuses [us] before our God day and night.” (Revelation 12:10) The good news is that God isn’t listening. The bad news is that we do. He whispers to us that we are unlovable and we believe someone called the “father of lies” (cf. John 8:44) instead of the Father of love. He tells us to our face that we are worthless, hopeless, sinful, stupid, ugly, and in real danger, and we willingly bow our head and reply, “Yeah . . . you’re right.”
That is not taking “your stand against the devil’s schemes!” God wants you to “put on the full armor of God” which is His love for you and who you are in Christ. Putting on the armor of God is believing that God would proclaim over you from heaven the same thing that He did over Christ: “This is my Son [daughter], whom I love; with him [her] I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17)