Monday, March 13, 2017

dealing with opposition

Satan’s goal is disable us by distracting us from following God.  He might even try to discredit us or maybe even push you in to depression.  This is an every day issue for any one who is making a habit of following Jesus.

How are we going to respond to the struggle of opposition and to the enemy?  It is best to decide before the struggle begins as to how we will respond.

Ephesians 6:12  NLT
For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

The struggle isn’t evident on radar or seen outside the window.  It is often more of a spiritual issue.

John 10:10  NASB
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

Not only does our enemy to disable us but will do all in his power to take what we care about and even our future away from us.

Matthew 14:27  NLT
But Jesus spoke to them at once. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “Take courage. I am here!”

That is the best way to make it through.  Remember that God is with you.  He is always with you and with me.  That is a promise!

Joshua 1:9  NLT
This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

1 Corinthians 16:13  NLT
Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong.

How will I deal with the next struggle that presents itself?  Here is an opportunity to follow God.  Here is an opportunity to help others follow as well.  Be strong.  God is with us!

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