What I’ve learned about the enemy (or Satan’s kingdom of darkness) is that they hit you hardest at your weakest and most vulnerable points. For example, one of the worst situations is when they come at you using rejection if that’s something you’ve always dealt with. If you have spent your whole life comparing yourself to others before coming to Christ, you can be sure the devil will use that even among the Body of Christ. Before you know it you will find yourself bitter and envious toward a Brother or Sister because they are hearing from The Lord and you’re not. They are growing in their walk with Jesus and things just remain dark in your world. Your trials seem never ending. Why is it that everyone else is getting their breakthrough and not you? Those of us who have struggled with rejection our whole lives can easily find ourselves in this spot.
It’s painful when Satan uses old tactics from your life when you were in the world now in your life as a Christian. It’s something we need deliverance from. Praise God for deliverance ministry. Also, it’s been my experience that the enemy attacks the hardest when you first get out of bed. Your feet hit the floor and a billion sneaky fiery darts come rushing toward your mind. Anything to get you in a bad mood or set you on a bad course for the day. It’s so important to pray spiritual warfare in the morning and at night I think. If Satan’s going to start early, we should too.
We just have to remember and know that no two people are alike in their walks with Jesus. We all have different places in God’s plan and in The Body of Christ. God has unique trials and roads for us all to take, carefully designed for us individually. It is so very important that we do not compare ourselves to other Believers or what God is doing in their lives. Yes, we bear each others’ burdens, but I am talking about in an unhealthy way. Just because your Brother or Sister is on the mountain and you’re in the valley does not mean that God doesn’t have a mountain for you coming in due time.
We have the ability to choose what we accept in our minds. We have the ability to monitor our thought life and dismiss the ones not of God and to cast down imaginations contrary to God and His Word. We can choose to not entertain wicked thoughts and not act according to our emotions or our flesh. He’s given us free will. It’s up to us to die daily, pick up our cross and follow Jesus. Life may not make any sense at all to us right now, but we can’t afford to give up. We must remain faithful to Him in all things. If you’re like me, count how many sentences you begin with “I feel” or “I don’t feel.” It’s not about how we feel. We are supposed to be dead and it is Christ that lives, not us. Dead people don’t take offense.
How loyal are you going to be to God today? Did you count the cost?
I pray this blesses you somehow and glorifies The Lord today in Jesus’ Name.