There are times that you donít know why all the plans you had all of a sudden get all discombobulated. You are confused because you had a plan of actionÖeverything that you are told you need to accomplish your goals. I know for me this state of mind is because the evil doer is hard at work once again. Godís Word says, ďYou were running superbly! Who cut in on you, deflecting you from the true course of obedience? This detour doesnít come from the One who called you into the race in the first place. And please donít toss this off as insignificant. It only takes a minute amount of yeast, you know, to permeate an entire loaf of bread. Deep down, the Master has given me confidence that you will not deflect. But the one who is upsetting you, whoever he is, will bear the divine judgment.Ē
I believe that satan uses clutter, confusion, and disorganization to stop us from paying attention to what God wants. For me, as I see piles of clutter on my desk, I start feeling guilty because Iím not staying on top of stuff. Satan tries to convince me that Godís way is not fun. When I think about it, life is so much better with God rather than with satan. This is one of satanís liesÖremember he is the ultimate liar. So how do I stop him? I just need to remember to stay focused on God and not satanís lies.
So many times I am weak and canít seem to stay on track. That is when I need to get back into the scriptures. If there isnít time for that, I just ask God to get me back on track. For most of my life I was never taught to have a really personal, one-on-one relationship with God. Praying once a day was fine, but I knew nothing about the moment-by-moment living with God and what a joy it is. This has been such a change in my thinking that satan keeps attacking me saying that my previous relationship with God was just fine, so why change it? Now that I am having a two-way conversation with God, I want more, and satan is fighting back as hard as he can to stop me.
My first step in making this change is to start my day in His Word to fill my mind with Him. Then itís to ask God for His help in everything I do every day. It sounds easy, right? It isnít because satan is always trying to block Godís voice. Each day I wake up asking God to fill my mind. My moment-by-moment pray is to keep my mind focused and not discombobulated with clutter. If there needs to be clutter, let it be cluttered with God.
PASSAGE: Galatians 5:7-10 (The Message)
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