MJ’s Words: Many are not aware of how the enemy uses people, thoughts, and circumstances to confuse, offend, and distract us from staying focused and emotionally stable. The enemy will put someone in your life just to be a burden to you. It may be what they say that offends you and hurt your feelings (emotional instability). They may spread rumors, lie on you, or try to sabotage your reputation by slandering your name (confusion). The dominate plan that the devil uses to destroy us is biasedly taunting our circumstances. For example, you have worked for a company for ten years and it is promotion time. You are in the run for promotion. You are one of the top employees, you have received most of the awards, and you helped your company get to the next level in sales and rapport. One day, your boss ask you to meet him in his office. Excited, you prepare for him to inform you that you are getting promoted, but instead, he tells you that “you are fired.” He informs you that John (your arch rival and an antagonist to you specifically) informed him that you have provided private information to the company’s competition in an effort to later receive a position at their company. Unjustly, your boss fires you without giving you a chance to defend yourself. You now become offended and majorly distracted.
At this point the devil has began a major attack on you in every aspect of your life.
Mentally- start questioning yourself and your abilities
Spiritually- begin questioning God and His word
Emotionally- confusion starts to set in and you are not sure on how to feel
Socially- not sure who to trust anymore
Environmentally- everything that you are use to is being taken right from under you
Now that you are confused, emotionally unstable, and offended, the devil will begin attacking your thoughts. Remember, that the devil is here to kill, steal, and destroy. His first move is to force you to start questioning yourself and your abilities (insecurity). This will make you start to question your way of thinking (confusion) and distract you from your goals and purpose (thwart your progress). Next, you will begin to question your self-worth (doubt). Once you are at the point of questioning your self-worth, it becomes your decision to choose what you feel your value is. If you leave it out there without establishing it, you will leave it open to be taunted with and misused.
Words of advice: No matter what you have gone through, what you are going through, and what you will go through, the devil will use it to try to destroy you. The devil always begin within the mind, using your thoughts to thwart your progress. Don’t allow the devil to hinder your progress in life. Choose the value of your self-worth by getting to know yourself better.