Don’t Flinch in the Face of Adversity
Have you ever been in a stressful situation when you didn’t know what to do or which way to go? It is in these stressful times that the enemy plays his sly tricks. Remember your enemy is a thief, and he comes to kill, steal and destroy and his primary target is your faith. He knows you are dangerous to him as long as you have faith. So, his goal to steal, kill or destroy your faith by tricking you.
In the stress of the moment he will try to trick you into believing his lies. When times are hard, he tricks you into thinking all is lost. All is not lost! That is a lie straight from the enemy. God’s word says, “all things are possible to those who believe”. The feeling of hopelessness is also a trick. The feeling that you are all alone and that “no one cares” be aware this is another one of his tricks. Don’t fall for it even for a second. He is so tricky that he throws these thoughts and feelings at you when you are preoccupied with the stressful moment. His plan is to catch you off guard.
So, determine ahead of time, don’t be tricked. Be aware of his seams and tricks. He has different ones for different people. I have found that what one person falls for another person doesn’t even flinch at.
Take Moses for instance; it was a stressful time when the king of Egypt was raging at him for taking the Children of Israel out of Egypt. In the Amplified, Hebrews 11:27 says, “Motivated by faith he left Egypt behind him, being unawed and undismayed by the wrath of the king; for he never flinched but held staunchly to his purpose and endured steadfastly…”
With your faith in God move on, your enemy is defeated.