As unbelievable as it sounds, we have entered the third week of Lent. It’s a great time to focus on the task ahead. For some, the struggle is in giving up the things they love; it’s a difficult task. The enemy fights them tooth and nail and so every person in their circle would constantly bring them the things that they gave up.
Maybe you are one of them who have no difficulty walking away from the things you loved. In that case, the enemy would not go out of his way to tempt you with things that are of no interest to you at this moment in time. No! He would choose other ways to interrupt your time, so that he could make you fail. You see, he would use people to derail your journey. So you gave up coffee and there is no craving, even when your coworker is having a cup in your presence; instead, he would cause a misunderstanding in the workplace where you get blamed for something that you didn’t do. Your blood begins to boil on the inside of you and you are about to hit the roof. Then you catch yourself and say, “The devil is a liar.”
In that moment, you start to bring the word of God into your situation. You remember that Philippians 4:13 AMP says, “I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.]” This scripture redirects your focus from the distractions around you and forces you to focus on your goal.
Sometimes, the challenge can happen in your home; your children begin to act out in school and you are totally unprepared for what is happening. Listen my friend, whenever the enemy attacks you remember Ephesians 6:16 says, “Above all, lift up the [protective] shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” If he wants to attack you; listen armor up, use your shield of faith and shut him down!
Thought for Today: Friend, fight to win.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.