How do I know that tomorrow is a big day for God to use me? The same old predictable pattern is happening right now.
I am horribly distracted. I have so many things to do, and it is like wading through molasses to get them done. I feel disconnected, sinusy, and nervous. All of these fears come into my thought process. What if no one shows up? What if I am too nervous and no one can identify with what I share? What if the food that I am bringing turns out horrible? My dear friend is very sick; when will they find out what is going on and treat her?
I was asked to share my testimony tomorrow, and again the spiritual battle is raging. I have been here before. Every time something is happening that God wants to use, these kinds of things happen. The last time it happened, I had well meaning friends say to me, “Aw, come on now! I mean really? Cars break, that is just life.” But with so many storms swirling around me at once I could feel it, this was more.
I texted a good spirit-led prayer warrior friend of mine. “Please pray for us. I feel that we are in a spiritual battle right now.” As the storm was swirling strong around us a new ministry calling was opening up, something big. My friend and I prayed. The storm lifted.
I texted back to my prayer warrior friend, “You know what my first thought was last night before I sent my prayer request? Don’t send that to her! Don’t bother her with you prayer requests concerning spiritual warfare. She’s got her own to deal with. You are just being selfish asking her for prayer for that right now. Guess I know where those lies came from, don’t I? You didn’t seem bothered to me ;)”
Her response was swift and comforting, “Not bothered, honored. That liar! You’d think we’d get wise to his schemes . . . “
Satan just HATES it when God is moving in your life, and calling you to do something meaningful for Him (God)! Satan will batter you from all directions when you are close to something big in God’s kingdom. Don’t EVER let the distractions, the lies, and the onslaught of impending crises stop you from following God’s plan for your life. Hit it head on with all of your God-given battle armor found in the word of God in Ephesians. Pray, call others to prayer, and press on until the battle is won.
Lord God, I call on the name of your precious son, Jesus Christ. I can not fight this battle, and neither can those around me that have battles raging. Please fight for us. Bind and cast out what is not of you Lord. Confuse and diffuse the weapons of the evil one. I pray this boldly in the name of Jesus. Amen
P.S. Guess what came on as I was finishing this post, and prayer?! Here's a song for you (by Crowder) if you are dealing with spiritual warfare! Pray first, then crank it!