Okay so the good news is God gave me the victory over the attitude problem. Praise the Lord! The bad news is that Satan immediately blind-sided me by attacking me in another area. The truth is Satan has been attacking full force for a few months. He will attack one area and I will pray and God will give the victory and then Satan goes for somewhere else. Lately I have felt a little weary just because it has not let up. On my good days I KNOW that this means that I am on the right path and that God is going to use me for something great. I am able to speak scripture to combat Satan's lies, resist temptations, and act in ways that are pleasing to the Lord. On my bad days Satan wears me down and sometimes I get down and just sit and cry for a moment until the Lord can whisper scripture in my ear or bring something to mind that snaps me out of it and gives me enough strength to keep fighting. Praise the Lord that He is always willing to do this when I need it. Praise the Lord for when I am weak He becomes my strength!
Usually when I am feeling weary and Satan has worn me down, I find that it has happened because Satan has been able to distract me. This week what God has really been telling me is to focus on Him. Keep my eyes on Him and set my heart on Him. Use Him as my filter. Not the world, not other people, not things, not situations. HIM. If I can keep in my focus that He is God (the one, the only, the true, never changing God) and I am here to serve Him then I won't get sidetracked by all of the other garbage and distractions that Satan throws at me. For example, if I do something for somebody else with the purpose of pleasing God then it doesn't matter how they react or what they do in return. My goal will not be to get recognition or reward from them anyway, it will be to do something because I know it pleases my Heavenly Father. So, dear friends, pray that I am able to do that please and I will pray it for you. (:
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