Oh Poppa, give me wisdom. Open up Your discernment, discouragement from this thing is about to overtake me. My daughter, you have done well to ask for those things. My wisdom will guide you. (Gives me Proverbs 4) My wisdom is yours for the taking, the moment you became saved it filled your spirit. Renew your mind daily and draw from it. “5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. 6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.” Proverbs 4:5-6
I have been completely discouraged over somethings going on the last several days. This morning the Lord reminded me of John 10:10, “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.” That enemy, the devil seeks to destroy and often uses confusion and discouragement as a means to accomplish his goal. If he keeps us in a defeated position, we aren’t walking in the place God wants us to walk. When we are walking in the path God has for each of us the devil trembles. My loving Poppa also reminded me He has given us the power to discern these tactics. Why are we overtaken anyways? We are not renewing our minds DAILY. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Romans 12:2 The devil is going to attack EVERY chance he gets, EVERY time he sees that guard down he’s going to hit. I promise each blow will be intense, some might even say deadly. The Lord said I have given you the discernment to see through his tactics. He has given us the power to withstand the wiles of the devil. Do we put on our armor every day? Honestly, I had not been or the enemy would not have been able to cripple me with discouragement.
No, I had invited the devil to come on in. I allowed him to pull up a chair and sit at my table. I was angry with the circumstances, I was overwhelmed by what was on my plate, and I was completely discouraged and hurt that no one could see (or even care) how hard I was trying in this situation. God said, I see. It doesn’t matter if everything around you rises or falls, I see. I control your destiny not them. “But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.” Psalm 75:7 Stop giving the devil space (I’m talking to myself here) and start renewing your mind. Stand on the Word of God and His promises to You in it. ” Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” Psalm 42:11 Pull from that wisdom that already resides in your soul. Tell the devil he has to go, this victory is already yours by the blood of Jesus. ” Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” Psalm 43:5… yes, He says it twice y’all so take note and put that discouragement away!
As you renew your mind daily, guard your heart AND watch your mouth. My Poppa reminded me of all of the murmuring and complaining I was doing while making company with the devil. Ouch! “23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. 24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.” Proverbs 4:23-24 I don’t know what is going on in your life, but I wanted to share my “discouragement hiccup” with you in hopes it will encourage you to see your situation in a new light. Start breathing life into whatever has you down. Use your God given wisdom to strategize your next move. If all else fails, turn up that praise music and sing to Your God and invite Him to the table, that will surely force the enemy to leave. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
Put on the armor daily!
“13 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 ¶ Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Ephesians 6:11-18