Don’t Let The Devil In

The enemy is not after your money or your stuff. He wants your mind. Your attitude. Your heart. Your faith. Your peace. Understand that you're not being attacked over the tangible things in your life. The enemy is fighting you over the things you can't see.

— Unknown —

Last weekend Lori and I experienced the “Jordan Trifecta.” He had three accidents in about a thirty-six-hour timeframe.

One took us to the emergency room…he’s OK…just a bit sore. The other two created moments of frustration and discouragement.

While tending to his second accident Lori could tell I was pretty upset and she calmly said, “Don’t let the devil get in your head.”

I replied, “Thanks, you are right, I have a choice and I choose not to let him in today.”

Lots of people talk about being under attack by satan when things are going wrong in their lives. If that were the case, Lori and I would be under “attack” almost every day as living with a person with a major disability creates fresh challenges every day.

The bottom line is that when challenges arise in life, the devil is ready, willing, and able to pounce upon our minds in an instant…if we allow him…I write from experience.

The isolation caused by COVID-19 has caused many of us to have to live with our own thoughts more than ever before.

Before Christ entered my life my mind was like a bad neighborhood, it was dangerous for me to go there alone.

With Christ in my life, I know my mind is directly tied to my heart and if I’m not nourishing my heart (soul) with His word and His wisdom on a daily basis I am setting myself up for an attack by the enemy.

Satan is relishing in this pandemic because there are so many minds having to live with themselves.

God is also relishing in this pandemic because there are so many minds that need him.

Who are you allowing to enter your mind?

Isaiah 26:3, “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you.”

Proverbs 4:23, “Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”


Leave a Reply