Sometimes we bring more things on ourselves than we need to. Ever notice that sometimes when we let the worry or fear that comes into our minds show itself in our actions or when we simply make it known through our mouth, eventually those fears or worries become more and more validated by the experiences we encounter?
That’s our fault. Satan has powers, and spiritual forces of evil that stay close in every level of our lives just looking for a weak spot to hone in on and take us away from the will of God. He can see what’s in your path, he can see what you’re headed to and he can alter the influences based on the challenges that we struggle with.
I think of life as a soccor field. We always have a goal to make and obstacles seeking every moment we’re wide open to take a hit at our home base. Every goal the opposition gets sets us back a step and makes us try harder to push through while guarding ourselves.
Epicsports.com describes among others some steps on how to play goalie… ”
- Stay on the tips of your toes.
- Be in great shape physically and mentally.
- Have the right soccer goalkeeper gloves, and take good care of them.
- Move to the ball, and don’t be afraid of it.
- Try to fill up your goal space.
- Keep your eyes on the ball.
- Speed up your reflex time.
- Read your opponent.
Wow. I couldn’t have said it any better. We gotta stay on our toes. Don’t let the enemy know what you’re thinking, don’t show or say your fears or your worries, keep satan guessing. He can’t play on what he doesn’t know.
We gotta take pride and take care of our bodies (the temple of God) and even more so to feed our minds with things of God. The bible says to “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
Ephesians 6:13 NIV
We need ” …the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.”
Ephesians 6:14-15 NIV
We gotta press forward, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
It is important to pray and seek God for everything and everyone surrounding you. Cover all things in your space with the blood of Jesus. That death angel must pass over.
Stay focused, “Be on guard! Be alert ! You do not know when that time will come.”
Mark 13:33 NIV
Time is of essence and cannot be regained once lost… “I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes. I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.”
Psalm 119:59-60 NIV
“…give no opportunity to the devil.”
Ephesians 4:27 ESV. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:…”
1 Peter 5:8 KJV “Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”
1 Peter 5:9 NIV
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
John 10:10 KJV. “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”
1 Peter 5:10 NIV
“… nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.
2 Timothy 1:12 KJV