I used to be concerned with the enemy stealing my blessings. I would try to hold on to them tight. However, I've been delivered from this fear. It's amazing. People will do you wrong right in front of you. Forget what the enemy is trying to do behind your back. People are bold and the enemy presents many faces. Some (not all) of the people who you thought were in your corner are nothing more than enemies in your camp seeking out ways to bring you down. Watch people say to you in good times and during bad times. Pay attention to their treatment of you. Often times we overlook the small signs that reveal their true nature and character. We miss the signs to let us know what their true intentions are towards us. Focus is important. This has been one of the problems I've been overcoming during this season.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
We're only 18 days into the new year and already the enemy is busy. Without going into too much personal detail I will just reference the following two scriptures:
"The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]." John 10:10 (AMP)
"But if he be found, he shall restore sevenfold; he shall give all the substance of his house." Proverbs 6:31 (KJV)
Posted by Lyrical Tempest at 11:33 AM
Thursday, January 7, 2016
I can recall a conversation I had a few years ago that took place during lunch with a coworker. The topic of dreams came up and I expressed one of my long-term desires. To my surprise her response was, "you can't do that."
Her response didn't hurt me but it definitely came as a surprise. This wasn't the only time one of my dreams was rejected by man.
There will be plenty of times when people will tell you that you are incapable of doing things. Whether it's concerning your professional or personal life, you can have anything and everything God has set for you to receive. People around you may lack faith but it doesn't mean that you should follow their pattern. Even when it comes to a close circle of friends, you can't live your life based on their faith.