Watch Out My Friend
How often do we plan stuff and just expect things to all work out? Then, unexpectedly something goes on that we never expected. It might be our car breaking down, a sudden tragedy, an argument with our spouse, or an issue with one of our children. The list is endless of what can happen in a day or moment. The main thing is we often don’t wake up everyday expecting certain adversity or attacks.
These are the moments Satan can’t wait to wreak havoc in our lives. The moments we are no longer praying for God’s protection, peace, and purpose. The moments we no longer think we have an adversary constantly lurking at our doorstep. An enemy just looking for a window to open. For in these moments we are easy targets for disappointment and disaster. Satan is loving the fact that we forgot we were in a spiritual battle.
The truth is we often forget our heavy reliance on God for every relationship, task, mission, and success. We literally need God’s protection from the evil one every second of every day. Only in Christ can we overcome the plots and plans of the evil one. We must bathe all things in prayer, keep holding up the shield of faith, and meditate on God’s word day and night. We must remember that with every God sized plan we have an enemy just hoping to ruin those plans. Therefore, we must stay spiritually alert and look to God for the victory. Why? Because our enemy never sleeps and is hoping we fall spiritually asleep.
“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)