#VOD: 1 Peter 5:8-9

 Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are.” (1 Peter 5:8-9 NLT)

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Do you realize that satan HATES US?

It might be easy to answer that without really digging deeper into that concept… It’s easy for us to acknolwedge that, but to truly understand that he is doing EVERYTHING he can to destroy you… Now that’s what changes things. We must resist the devil at ALL costs. Mentally, emotionally, spritually, physically, etc…

Truthfully, it is still a struggle for me. Thoughts come into my mind and I start to feed into them without even questioning who they may be from. Little whisper will come into my mind about my past, the things i’ve done that hurt God or others… Especially when I think about the calling God has for my life. I instantly start feeling like I am not good enough and EVERY possible mistake I have ever made tries to rush into my heart. THANKFULLY I have come to grow stronger in my discernment of where certain thoughts come from.

You see… satan attacks certain things because at the core of his mission it is to get us to question our faith as a whole. It may not seem that way at first because he is very strategic about it. satan has a HUGE bark, but no bite. That’s one of his biggest tricks. If he can bark at us loud enough we begin to fear the bite as if it is a devistating thing, BUT satan has taken his bite from him. Yes satan can bark, and let me tell you… his bark can be intimidating if we don’t recognize it for who it is.

Each and everyday we are woken up by God with a purpose. A purpose to leave this world a little better then it was when we woke up. We should all thrive to live a life that scares satan. To where the moment we wake up satan sends everything he has at us to discourage or break us. I personally struggle in the mornings at times… If i don’t wake up and instantly start praising God my thoughts can run WILD. That’s why we must be ACTIVE in our defense against satan. We must passionately pursue after God and stand firm in the face of satan and his lies.

Point blank. satan is a punk. A little, tiny, slimy, snake. he has NO power over you or your future. God has that power, and we have that power inside of us all because of Jesus… Stand firm today. Pursue righteousness and run towards the finish line with all you got.

Love wins fam… Grace wins.

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