Satan is good at doing what he does best and that is, he sees our vulnerabilities, and waits with great anticipation for an unguarded moment to attack us emotionally and mentally destabilizing our confidence. The fight for survival becomes fierce but the more you become aware of Satan’s intentions eventually the targeted areas will become his ‘no fly zone.’
Satan has repeated success when our responses to those unguarded moments throw us into the pit time after time. I call it ‘the same trend madness’ which means a person walks down the street, sees a hole and falls into it. The next day he/she walks down the same street, sees the hole and fell in again. The third day the same person looks back and fell in the same hole again.
The only way out of anything that you maybe struggling with is when you become tired of your failed attempts and decides enough is enough. Choosing to walk on the other side of the street is the better alternative. You know where the hole is, and you say no more to pain. We have heard it said repeatedly ‘Let God fight the battle.’ Is it just something nice and Christian to say?
God’s ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. We are all vulnerable at times and have personal struggles that saps our energy while we hope for a win. We can learn coping tools from reading scriptures, but sure enough Satan doesn’t want to lose our starring role in the misery contest, so his job is to keep you and I from learning coping skills.
Moses told the people of Israel – ‘The LORD will fight for you; you only need to be still.’ Without the Presence of God, life’s battles are difficult to win. We’ve got to lose our strange methods of fighting alone and turn to Jesus for help. The shortest way to B.E.C.O.M.I.N.G emotionally stable is to maintain a healthy relationship with the Father.
God is more powerful than the weakest areas of our life. He scoops us up from all the noise around us and brings us to the place where we say, enough is enough making us mentally rest in knowing that He understands. Insanity is repeatedly falling in the same hole everyday hoping that one day the hole will be gone. The opposite of insanity is sanity. Sanity is the ability to think and behave in a normal and rational manner.
The next time you need courage to show up when you can’t control the outcome make certain you have read the scripture and you are doing life with God. The outcome is a lot different. It’s the fear of the unknown that turns our happiness into a frown. With God our pitfalls become our steppingstones and it makes you feel like you have superpowers.
Our vulnerabilities teach us two things – something about God and something about ourselves. We’ve got to get to the place where we see how inadequate we are and that we will have no progress without God.
Ephesians 6:11 says, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.”