Do not be afraid for the battle is God’s not yours
-2 Chronicles 29 v 15
The devil is a crafty one. We know fear is a liar. We know that in Christ we are unshakeable. We know that Jesus has authority over everything on Heaven and Earth. We know we are defined by God and not our circumstances. We know we are covered in the armour of God and have the Holy Spirit to lead us We have this covered right? So nothing can get near us!
So how do we let the fear, doubt, stress, anxiety, anger, worry, jealousy, greed and disconcernment seep into our lives.
We start our days with prayer, possibly bible notes and worship time. So how does this go wrong?
To be honest I don’t have the answers. In my life the way the devil whispers in my ear is by distracting me first.
My job list gets bigger and the deadlines get closer. I have to do this, I have to do that. Everything has to be done now. The stress and anxiety start to rise. As my anxiety rises there is that whisper I don’t even hear …. “your useless, not good enough, you won’t make it, there isn’t enough time”
You don’t hear the whisper it just lingers in the air around you like a hummingbird hovers in the air. Your still beavering away not noticing the lie. The devil waits to see if you see the lie. When you don’t he sends fear in to strike. Fear brings the lie alive and escalates it. If I don’t do this everything is over and all of a sudden worry and doubt are hitting you from all sides and you feel as if everything is falling apart.
This is when you flop in the chair. Breathless and exhausted. You just sit and stare into oblivion. You then start praying and your eyes open. You see the lie and where it spiralled from.
This is where I need to pray for more Fruit of the Spirit. I need nothing to come between me and God. God has to be our vision. In all our crazy busy lives we need to take time out and ask for the peace, joy, love, patience, kindness, goodness,faithfulness, gentleness and self control that is the Fruit of the Spirit and only comes from the Holy Spirit.
As we let the Holy Spirit lead again we will see through the lies and God will be our only vision. We need to give everything to God. Especially the crazy busy and crazy scary times so that we do not get distracted and let a lie get a foothold.
We need to let God take control of the battle.