he, (the enemy, with a purposeful small ‘h’,) will try to make you depressed, sad, anguished, tired and feeling like you’ve lost a very important battle. Don’t fall for the hype. Don’t fall for his lies. satan is jealous because we have the Power of God and the only way that he can get our power is if we give it to him. he uses our own power against us. I preached on that a couple of Sundays ago on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/revessie Give it a listen, it will encourage you.
The devils main weapon is fear. he sends fear to you all wrapped in a bow and ready to be used. There are so many topics that he uses fear for. Fear that you will not be able to financially take care of your household. Fear that you are incapable of doing anything good. Fear that no one loves you. Fear that your ministry or talent lacks. Fear that no one is watching, listening or paying attention to you. Fear that your mate is cheating on you.
The Word, God, says to be bold and be strong for the Lord thy God is with thee. He means it. God is not a man that He should lie. Slap the devil in his face, step on his neck and tell him to get underneath your feet because you are the righteousness of God and you have the Power and Witness of the Holy Spirit living within you. Know who you are and whose you are at ALL times. There is no time for pity parties. The moment you begin to worry or cry, he laughs. satan loves it when you worry. Worry shows that we don’t have faith in what Jesus can do for us. Think about it. Do you trust Jesus? Or do you say it to please man and make people think that you do?
Have you ever known someone who laughs when you cry and cries when you laugh? They are not your friend. They are sent by that Major Intimidator to hurt your feelings and always make you feel inadequate, but they never leave you although they are internally not really crazy about you. They are operating on what I like to call, The Monitoring Spirit. They just sit back and watch you to make sure that you don’t “get too far” in life or “get ahead of them.”
I’ve even had people get jealous and say if I can be ordained, they should be too and they threw my name under the bus because of it and attempted to kill my character with folks. I went through a lot to be ordained and licensed. I am one of those slow, back woods preachers who can’t stand the psychobabel and drama that others do for attention to please man. I don’t spit, growl or scream, I just sing, preach and teach. I just want to please God. That’s not saying that I never wanted attention before because I am guilty as well. But, who is my Provider? Jehovah Jireh. Therefore whatever I do, I do it as unto the Lord. You should too. Whatever God called you to do, overlook man and start your journey!
Just keep your eyes on the Prize, the Cross and the Salvation of Jesus Christ, Yeshua Ha Maschiach. Let Him fight all of your battles and lay back at night and get some good sleep. Let go and let God, amen? God’s got this.