Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Defense or Offense?
Have you ever had those days where you feel like everything is after you? OK - maybe weeks or even months? Discouragement, doubt, temptation, fear, distractions? I sure have. If you have the Holy Ghost, these are things that you can over come! Whenever we get on the right track and start making progress, the devil is sure to come after us and throw all sorts of things our way. It's easy to get discouraged. This is the time to stir up the gift that is within you and realize you have power over these things through JESUS! He shed His blood for us and He is able and willing to help us over come all of the things that the enemy of our souls throws our way. It is time for us to rise up with boldness against the enemy. It is time for US to be on the offense! Let's send the enemy of our souls running in fear! "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." Notice the order in this verse. Before we are able to resist the devil and make him flee, we have to submit ourselves to God! When things get tough and the devil is fighting you, make up your mind to do even more for God. Read your Bible more, pray more, get rid of sin, and whatever else it takes. God has promised us so much, we just need to step out and get it. It's up to us - what we choose is important. Do right and set the devil running!