“We have to repent because we put faith in what we have instead of Who we have.” Pastor George C. Miller III
What is my focus Lord? Refocus me if I don’t have a laser like focus on You. My faith is in You alone and not my limited ability. I humble myself in Your presence always God!
If I have made a job, money, or resources my focus and not You, I repent.
If I have made a person more important that You, I repent.
If I have made the idea of something more important than You, I repent.
I don’t place the blame for my current circumstances on anyone God and especially not You Lord. I’m just checking to make sure all back doors are closed now so the enemy can’t creep in again with a “simple suggestion” to deceive me. Forgive me Lord!
Have you allowed the enemy to seduce you in any area? He is subtle and you may not even know you were seduced. Search your heart too. Repent now.
1 Chronicles 21:1 “Now Satan entered the scene and seduced David into taking a census of Israel.”
When the enemy messes with your head about your pursuit of Christ instead of your pursuit of the things of this world, you have something for Satan. Tell Satan,
“That’s why you got expelled from heaven for your pride and desire for more than God. Your vain beauty, your love of your own wisdom caused you to be cast down to Sheol. You became so corrupt and evil that you desired to be higher than God, to make yourself like God. As if!
Yes, Eve suffered from the lust of the eyes and you were able to deceive her, entice her, and plot against her, but I’ve learned my lesson from her and from you. The veils have been removed from my eyes. I desire God more than fame, wealth, money, a husband, or a promotion. I’m pursuing God. Because of my faithfulness, yes I will be rewarded; but my heart is pure and I want God more than this old word. What would it profit me to gain the things of this world and lose my soul like you? Eternal damnation? No thank you Satan. You’re not even loyal to your own evil minions. I’m good Satan. I’m subject to God. I resist you. Now devil, be gone.”
Don’t even flirt with temptation. Put your worldly desires in check. I have to check them daily. I say, “Lord keep me rooted in Your Word. Lord keep me connected with Your Spirit. Keep me grounded. The temptation to have all in this world and to be all in this world and to fall back in love with this world again is enticing. Purge me Jesus. Clean me up. Get it out of me. Again. Today.” Don’t let the enemy catch you slipping. Dr.J.
Have you ever said that you weren’t going to spend any more money? Then you saw a dress or a suit that you liked. You remembered that you said you weren’t going to spend, but you kept thinking about it or looking at it. The next thing you knew, that dress or suit was in your closet-plus two more.
It is the same way with any other temptation. If you “like” it (thumbs up), look at, and focus on it too long, you will find that sin plus two more in your closet. Don’t be deceived. Thinking about or flirting with sin too long will get you caught up in sin…sometimes for too long. Dr.J.
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