Written by Lolita Buck
With the political & social climate today it's no wonder we've got feuds & debates going on left & right about much of nothing. No one seems to be focusing on the greatest fight of all, the good fight of faith. And why should we? When practically everything pertaining to God has been banned. We're living in the day of "anything goes" whether it lines up with his will or not.
My question is, might these distractions be a way that the enemy keeps us from focusing on what really matters? It's much easier to face a deceived problem rather than getting down to the heart of the matter. Satan has got us so off course until its not even funny. He's always been the master illusionist dating back to the beginning of time.
Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, "You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?"
The woman said to the serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die."
"You will not certainly die, the serpent said to the woman. "For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.
It's time we get focused women of God & take a stand for what really matters. The souls of individuals are being snatched up daily because many don't realize that the things of this world aren't worth it. And so many are selling out for a moment of fame, five minutes in the spotlight. Just to have their voices heard. While Satan is having a field day. He's even got some of us Christians off of our square because we too are caught up in the things of this world. Our faith is being challenged daily.
We're trying to trust a less than flashy God who guarantees pain & suffering while Satan dangles a life of luxury & happiness in our faces. Oh the allure of the "good life" it gets so tempting at times. But God commands us to patiently wait on him. I'll be the first to admit it isn't always easy to resist Satan's advances. He's just so slick with it at times. But God does say that he'll renew the strength of those who patiently wait on him. This leads me to believe that he realizes that we might get weak as we take a stand against the enemy.
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
I think God knows fighting for him the proper way is a challenge. But how much more of a challenge is it when you're fighting the wrong battle? If Satan can make you believe that your opponent is your fellow citizen he's won the fight before you even step in the ring. The bible is clear that we war not against flesh & blood but instead the rulers of darkness in this world. He's a clever little sucker, but we've got the ability to overcome through the armour of God. So get ready champs cause you're in for the fight of your life. I just want to make sure you're in the correct ring, cause it's about to go down!
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude