90 Day Challenge-Day 10

Posted: January 30, 2014 in 90 day Challenge

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Well we have hit the double digits!!!! We are on day 10!!!  Today I want to focus on 2 Corinthians 11:3-“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”  What does this verse mean to you?  I want you to stop reading any further and read this passage slow, meditate on it for as long as you can.

The serpent is crafty.  He will be right there to show you your failures.  He is always there when you are having lack of confidence in yourself.  He makes sure you see those brownies instead of those bananas.  He puts it in your head that just this one time is not going to hurt anything.  I read a story that Beth Moore wrote, it goes like this…

“A few years ago my husband and I faced the slow and steady destruction of our back fence.  It began when our neighbor innocently planted a small line of trees at the back of their property.  Eventually, those trees grew to a height of 12 feet.  Inch by Inch, their roots crept under our fence posts and into our yard.  Branches that were once twigs developed into sturdy arms that dislodged the fence’s nails and pushed the slats right off their horizontal posts.  The trees grew so gradually that we didn’t notice until our slats began falling, one right after the other.”  But their predicament could have been worse.  She told another story she and her husband read in a magazine.  She states, “My husband pitched me a magazine the other day and pointed to an article he insisted I read.  As I did, my eyes grew as big as saucers.  Another person’s fence fell down too.  What complicated her situation is that her property is next to a small wildlife park.  Both neighbors had quite a lot of acreage, and she raised miniature horses while her neighbor boasted a variety of exotic animals.  How did she realize her fence was down?  One day she looked up and a male lion was tearing her favorite horse to shreds for lunch.”

I share this story because how many times do we realize our fence is down before satan, the roaring lion, is devouring something precious to us right on our own property.  Now does satan have a right to be on our property?  NO, all he needs is written invitation in that weak spot in the fence.  Like Beth and her neighbor’s tree, there seems to be little harm.  We don’t give that small weak spot in the fence much notice until satan has pushed his way through inch by inch through our fence.  Satan is always sitting there chiseling at our fence waiting for our weakness to invite him in.  He latches on our personal weaknesses.  Sit back and think about your weaknesses.  Are they motivation, unhealthy foods, lack of determination?  When you are feeling weak just remember that the enemy is sitting at the edge of your fence waiting for the invitation you give him to devour you.  We can’t ignore him and assume he will go away.  His ignorance flies around like a flag over our heads SCREAMING. “Pick Me! Pick Me!”  Don’t let that flag get in your way of being closer to God.  The flag is a distraction and we seem to pick it up in more ways the one.

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2 Corinthians 11:3 talks about the serpent getting into our hearts through our minds.  That is why it is so important that we fill our minds with the things of God.  The Lord wants us to Love Him with our brains, not just our hearts.  Next time you are thinking of that bag of chips, remember to think about God instead.  God will change your mind away from those chips.  Remember to stay focused and CRAVE=GOD!!!!!!!!!!

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