Stay alert! // 29-01-20

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you. Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith.” 1 Peter‬ ‭5:7-9‬ ‭NLT

Worries and cares are dangerous to faith when we carry them on our own. They can distract us, overwhelm us, slow us down and isolate us! That’s why we are told to give them to God, leave them with Him, trust Him with the outcome. In practice this means sharing these worries and cares with your church family, keep praying, get prayed for, and keep refocusing on the mission of your life, to love God and to love others! If we don’t, we become easy pickings for Satan, who will use our worries and cares to create doubt, anxiety and fear that will literally eat us up and take us out! Where do you find yourself right now? Are you close to Jesus, hearing His Word, filled with His Spirit and serving His purposes? Or are you feeling isolated, believing the worst, filled with apprehension and consumed by your own issues? This is an alert!! Whatever cares you have today, call someone up and share them, get some prayer, ask God to refocus your mind and start putting your faith back into action. You are not the devil’s lunch, you are God’s prize 🏆🛡🙏🏼💪🏼