Don't Let Him Mess with You
Let’s recognize when the enemy of our souls tries to do that. Let’s not allow him to mess with us like that.
Oh, he will try again in my life, as he will try in yours. Let’s be aware of his schemes. Instead of falling into his traps, take a moment and breathe and test your emotions. Does the thing you are so upset about have something to do with a past wounding? If so, question your response. Take your thoughts captive and watch the Lord protect you. God will protect you with His Word. So read it.
Seriously, friend, read your Bible! The Holy Spirit will use what you spend time reading. It is so worth it!
Jesus says in John 8:31–32, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Knowing truth will set you free and give you strength for the battle!
And friends, we are all in a battle. This life is not a game. We have an enemy of our souls . . . and he is much more dangerous than a rushing, rocky, mountain stream. He has come to rob, kill and destroy (John 10:10). He has his sights set on us and those we love. Let’s be on guard for his schemes and walk in victory!
And we can walk in victory because of our Savior and His powerful Word that squashes the schemes of the evil one!
For though we walk [or stumble in a rushing river] in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ, being ready to punish every disobedience, when your obedience is complete (2 Cor. 10:3–6).
What a Mighty Savior! His name is faithful and true!
This article originally appeared on ReviveOurHearts.com. Used with permission.
God has opened doors for Kim Jaggers to minister to women as a speaker, writer, and ministry leader. Kim loves Jesus with all her heart and has a passion for others to develop a real, run-to-Him relationship and to crave God's Word as she does . . . "more than chocolate."
Kim authors an internationally received e-devotional entitled "Single Moment," and has recently released the book Truth to Hold On To. She has served as a guest blogger for Lifeway's Women Reaching Women. Kim's compelling story has also been featured on Revive our Hearts. She lives and laughs often with her family near Knoxville, Tennessee.
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