Dear Power Writers,
I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that Christian writers are going through some very tough times in their personal lives. Of course, that shouldn’t surprise us, should it? Yet the number of prayer requests, particularly regarding quite serious issues of health, relationships, and finances, has soared. So what are we to do?
The same thing we always do: keep our eyes focused on Jesus.
At times, however, especially when the pressures of life all but crush us, we tend to focus on our circumstances and not on the God of our circumstances. This is what gets us into trouble.
You see, there is a psychological principle that states that whatever we focus on will grow. So if we’re focusing on our problems, they will grow in our minds. But if we focus on Jesus, He will grow in our minds and become bigger than our problems.
Satan will do whatever he can to keep our eyes off of Jesus and on our problems. If you’re like me, you’ve fallen into this trap many times. That’s the reason we need to keep alert, as Scripture warns us in I Peter 5: 8:
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.”
My favorite word in that Scripture verse is “like”. Satan isn’t really a roaring lion; he just acts like one. Jesus is the roaring lion, the lion of Judah! Hallelujah! 🙂
So when the devil tries to deceive us and knock us down, let’s start roaring with Jesus. Let’s send the devil packing by using the Word of God, the Sword of the Spirit. Let’s begin to see ourselves like the spiritual giants we truly are, not like the grasshoppers the devil would like us to think we are.