Do Not Give In

Do Not Give In

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly – John 10:10.

We should not allow the enemy to rob us of our identity. The word states it clearly that the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy. The other time I was reading in the news about a woman arrested for drug trafficking. There have been many incidents where people were arrested at airports for the same thing. What was going through her mind? Did she think she would get away with it?

All we see here is an innocent soul being used by the devil in the name of money. The enemy hands you everything in a beautiful package. He even gives you a plan, ‘a calculated plan’. He makes you believe that you will never be caught. When you are caught, he runs as far away from you as possible. You wake up to a heavy sentence and not knowing how you got there in the first place. Things done in secret have a way of coming out in the open. The enemy has no mercy, he is cruel, and he will do all he can to take you down. He is not your friend.

Despite all his schemes and efforts, we as children of God, we emerge victorious, because Jesus has overcome the world for us (John 16:33). “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith,” 1 John 5:4. It is for us to walk in the finished works of the cross. Jesus did it for us. We have to be vigilant and sober all the time (I Peter 5:8).We also have to be careful that we are not tricked by the enemy because of our circumstances, poverty or lack; that is not who we are. The fact that we may be struggling financially is no reason for us to succumb to the enemy’s tricks. Refuse to be taken to the enemy’s camp. Do not give in to his tricks. All the enemy wants is to destroy God’s people. We should never give him that opportunity.

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