Be Alert!

It’s no fun when we wake up feeling overly anxious about life and feeling like a failure. The question is, Do we understand who is behind all of this?

The Bible says in Luke 22:31 that Satan has demanded PERMISSION to vigorously shake our faith in God with the sole purpose of bringing on discouragement…but Jesus is praying for us.

Satan’s goal is to weaken our faith in God.

It’s been said, ‘A man can live about 40 days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only one second without hope.’

Our thoughts control the traffic in our brains and makes it feel like rush hour on a busy highway. Our thoughts create panic, and fear…driving us into a state of despair and depression.

After sitting alone stuck in a thought traffic jam… we wake up with a tangled wrecked mind.

To be honest we human beings make life more complicated than our heavenly Father designed life to be.

When things are outside our control…we panic. And to add to the madness we pretend that everything is perfect until we crash.

Another unfortunate scenario is that we become obsessed with competing to be better than our circle of friends, and if that fails we go into seclusion.

The biggest mistake is when we become preoccupied with other people’s opinions – not a good idea. Dreams die there. We spend every waking moment analyzing everything in our lives. No wonder we end up depressed and saddened.

The truth is, nobody has it ALL together. Everyone of us have our very own demons that we are hourly battling with.

Remember that Satan has demanded permission from God to vigorously shake our faith/hope with the sole purpose of crumbling our trust in God.

Satan’s job is to steal our hope, to kill our confidence in God and to push us over the edge. But for those who choose to have a relationship with God, we are comforted with the truth that Jesus is praying for us that our faith will not fail.

The person who just won that big contract now has to face bigger challenges to make it successful.

The mother of that beautiful newborn baby has a long road ahead of her as her nights turn to days and her days feels like a doctor on 24 hours call.

Is it possible that we are frustrating our own selves by believing we are all writing the same chapters…so we become saddened by watching other people’s chapters?

Life is not meant to be a competition.

Gentle reminder, naked without clothes we made our grand entry into this world…and naked without clothes, house, degrees, cars, spouses, children, professions…we are all leaving this world.

So, what profit is it if we gain all the wisdom, reach the peak of our careers, only to become disenchanted…feeling like a failure?

Success doesn’t guarantee anyone happiness.

What if life didn’t turn out the way we hoped it would have?

Failure should never lead to death of body, mind or spirit.

Life is not meant to live without Jesus.

If we find ourselves losing our peace …it’s a warning sign that our thoughts are under an attack.

Trust in the LORD forever and lean not on our own understanding.

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