I’ve always heard that the devil will fight his hardest to win you over when God has big plans for you and your life.
If that’s true, then I’m about to discover the cure for stupidity or stumble over a pill that makes you skinny over night.
For the last month or so, I’ve had to fight to keep my joy, hold my tongue (ok I may not have done so well on that one every time), & reign in my aggravation & anger over a multitude of relatively small things. It seems like every where I turn, whether in my personal, professional, or spiritual life something (Satan) is wreaking havoc. There have been obstacles to maneuver, hurdles to jump, & flaming arrows to dodge almost every day. None of which have been earth shattering, but definitely mood altering.
While I have stumbled plenty (yet unfortunately not over the skinny pill), I am trying to rely on God to get me through these little things more than ever. I’ve always gone to Him for support & peace when things were really bad, but not so much with the little daily annoyances that take my focus off of Him. If there’s a crisis in our family, I can be a rock because I’m leaning on Him, but lost keys or a flash of attitude from someone else will set me off instantly.
Then I came across this…
Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools. Ecclesiastes 7:9
I would like to thank the author of Ecclesiastes for calling me a fool thousands of years before my birth because that verse had to be divinely placed in the Bible specifically for me. I like to call those “slap me upside the head with the Bible” moments when all I can do is laugh and say, “I get it God.”
Hopefully now that I get where I’m going wrong the devil will back off a little bit, but if not I’ll at least try to not act a fool.