Protect Your Mind
How does that saying go, "Another day, another dollar"?
Some days it just seems like our only purpose in life is to "keep the lights on and mouths fed". No matter how true the contrary, it's hard not to fall into that mindset.
"For I know the plans I have for you..." Jeremiah 29:11-14. How do you and I participate in His plan being responsible to the "surrender" John 3:30, Jeremiah 10:23 and the "doing" James 1:22?
As I write this, and I imagine as your read, those concerns, decisions, or circumstances of life waylay in the mind. Like trying to balance oneself on a teeter totter, one step too far to one side, your off balance and risk a fall. No, not that the fall would necessarily cause injury, but may lead to doubt, either in yourself, God, or both.
Walking the path of His plan may seem at times, like walking a tight rope. Each step you take, your body flails to maintain balance. Ever watch a tight rope walker? They train by holding a pole balanced in the hands. This pole acts as a counterweight offsetting the sway of the rope.
Moses had a walking stick. What are walking sticks used for? Balance. Let's take a look at Moses's staff. In Exodus 4:2, God empoweref the staff giving it to Moses saying, " You will do signs". This staff would reveal Gods power and presence with Moses.
Well, what about you and I? Our rod is Gods word. A shepard's rod was used both offensively and defensively. Others see God's "signs and wonders" present in our lives as they witness our walk through difficult times.
Although it may be difficult at times, climbing to the heights God brings you to may be intimidating. It may seem as if your stepping out into a faith that leads you into a tight rope experience, go forth praising God. This is both an offensive and defensive move. The enemy is defeated, your protected, and God is honored and His purpose advanced.
"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
'Let your eyes look directly ahead
And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you"