As we get closer to God, the enemy will do anything and everything in his power to pull us away. Sometimes he’ll use the people we love to do so! Have you ever noticed that when you’re trying to kick a bad habit, the enemy will send someone in your life who has the same bad habit? or when you’re trying to be celibate, here comes Mr. Wrong, all packaged up to look like Mr. Right? The more you try to do right, the more the enemy will tempt you to do wrong!
Isaiah 54:17 says that No weapon formed against you shall prosper.
When prayer is your weapon, you will never lose a battle. A friend of mine has been “dieting” for about a year in order to “fit” into her wedding dress. We celebrated her bridal shower this weekend and guess what? She did it!!! She lost a whopping 40 pounds. When asked by some of the other ladies at the bridal shower how she did it, she said “PRAYER”. Lots and lots of prayer. “Every time I wanted something unhealthy, I prayed. Every time I felt like giving up, I prayed. I prayed Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. I prayed after I opened my eyes in the morning and before I closed them at night.”
If you stay dedicated to God, He will not allow the enemy to have Victory over you! He’ll give you the strength and courage you need to resist temptation. Stand firm, Stay in the word, and Start praising God for what He is about to do!
Lord, Keep us away from the enemy’s trap, Protect us from our enemies, and Stray us away from those who tempt us to do wrong! In Jesus name, Amen