15th May, 2013
I found something on the internet during a research and it reminded me of a lot of things I used to believe in and should still believe in.
It is very easy to loose focus and get distracted with a lot of irrelevant negativity around us.
When that happens, we lose the time we have left on earth to fulfill our purpose and be who we were meant to be.
I am totally grateful to God for his promises and his encouragement through his word that makes so much sense to me everyday. There are times when you are not really sure about what you are supposed to be doing, when you are supposed to be doing it and how you are supposed to do it.
Most importantly, we must find our purpose and live accordingly.
So here are some tips I got from this article:
Conflict makes you an easy target for Satan’s attacks. It doesn’t matter if your conflict is with God, other people, or even yourself; it will open the door for Satan to tear you apart.
You’ll become a pushover for his plans. It’ll open up every area of your life to Satan’s attacks.
You don’t want that. It’s why the doomsday scenario for many countries is facing wars on multiple fronts. If you’re fighting yourself, others, or God, you can’t fight against what Satan is doing in the world. You can’t fight a multi-front war effectively. You are never meant to do so.
All levels of conflict leave your flailing for support and searching for a firm footing, as if you’re being sucked into quicksand.
That’s why Paul urges believers, “On your feet wear the Good News of peace to help you stand strong” (Ephesians 6:15 NCV).
Roman soldiers had hobnails on the bottom of their shoes. These little nails helped them get a better grip with their shoes, like cleats for football players. Without them, soldiers would slip and slide in battle. They wouldn’t be able to hold their ground.Without putting on the “peace that comes from the Good News,” you too will slip and slide your way through life.
Paul is writing about three different aspects of peace: with yourself, with others, and with God. It’s called reconciliation, and you need it in all areas of your life. If you wake up each morning at peace with yourself, God, and others, you’ll find yourself on strong footing. You’ll be able to stand strong against the attacks of Satan.
Satan tries to attack your peace through worry. We can worry about anything. We can worry about our future. We can worry about finances. We can worry about relationships. Often, we worry about what others think of us. When we worry, it means some area of relational peace is out of whack. In fact, most of the time it means we’re out of whack in each of those areas. And it means you’re shoeless — and not letting the peace of God’s Word take control.
The Bible says, “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them” (Psalm 119:165 NLT). In other words, the more I love and obey the Bible, the less I’m offended by what others say. The more I love God’s Word, the less I’m offended by what happens to me. The more I love God’s Word, the less my walk with God will be disturbed.
Choose to believe what God’s Word says about you, about others, and, most importantly, about God.
Choose to believe because obeying God’s Word brings you peace. Choose to believe because Jesus did. Choose to believe because what God’s Word says about you and the world around you is true.