Have you ever found yourself fighting a battle that has already been won. I do this often… I waste my energy and the enemy steals my peace. God constantly saying No… Don’t listen STOP and ignore the nonsense block the darts that are being thrown in your direction. He says it clearly “Don’t give into it”. Truly, I confess it’s hard as a believer can we even begin to think of the non believer…. saying don’t allow yourself to get bothered by the schemes of the enemy is harder then what you think.
1 PETER 5:8 sober [well balanced and self-disciplined], be alert and cautious at all times. That enemy of yours, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion [fiercely hungry], seeking someone to devour.
The scripture says SELF DISCIPLINED thats a jab in the throat for me because clearly I know now that I have to discipline myself to not fall into the trap.
But Lord I am tested on a daily. I hear Him saying do you want to know why?
Here are some reasons…
1. God wants to REFINE us.
2. To prove to Satan and the world that we are a child of God.
3. God wants to bless us.
4. God will test us because He wants us to know more of Him.
5. To Help us Grow.
Don’t give in… seek Him for He will give us the strength to overcome. Never rely on your understanding but lean unto God.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.