GOOOOOOOD MORNING to all, I hope that everyone is having a very blessed day, if you are reading this, and are breathing, consider yourself in God’s hands, and blessed. Hump day is officially here, which means we have two more days till good ol’ Friday! This morning, I’d like to speak on the importance of staying alert, being cautious, and aware of the enemies attacks on our lives. Also when your awareness should be at a peak.
Be self-controlled and alert, your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.
1 Peter 5:8,9
This is an example from the bible on how important it is to stay focused on God and to resist all evil. A wondering mind and a mind that is focused on trouble or tribulations are vulnerable to attacks from the enemy. Lions, as the enemy, attack sick, young, or struggling animals/individuals; they choose victims who are alone or not alert. Peter warns us to watch out for satan when we are suffering or being persecuted.
You ever noticed when going through depression, or just feeling down, something almost makes you want to stay in that state of mind? This could be the enemy working in your mind, wanting you to remain in misery, God doesn’t want this for his children, He wants us to remain happy and free. It is important for us to attain a healthy relationship with God because when we are under attack by satan, God is always there to free us from the enemies invisible deathly grip.
If you are feeling alone, weak, helpless, and cut off from other believers, or if you are so focused on your troubles that you forget to watch for danger, those are the times when your vulnerable to satan’s attacks. Seek other Christians for support, keep your eyes on Christ and resist the devil.
I personally have dealt with the whole dwelling in past of tribulations and also dealt with a heavy case of depression. This is not a place where God wants us to be, if anything, God wants us to learn how to survive these moments, not dwell there. Know that these times are the times where the enemy waits for, knowing this, do everything to stay above depression levels. If anyone needs an ear, or advice, please, by all means, contact me, your church, or even your family members. And RESIST THE DEVIL!
Peace, Happiness, Love, & Many More Blessings!
P.S. HAPPY HUMP DAY, LAUGH A LITTLE!