TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
God has promised you peace for today. To borrow trouble from tomorrow would be a big mistake. Live in this moment with Him and enjoy His presence as He enjoys yours!
So much of the strife in our very limited brain space is over things that are not actually happening.
You fret about the future, fantasize about possible outcomes, and rehearse for fights you may never have. You not only talk to snakes – yes, Satan – when you do this, you borrow trouble that may never come.
I like to call these imagined threats “dragons.” A lot of dragons I’ve fought have not been over what people actually thought of me. They were battles over what I thought people thought about me. I’ve exhausted myself on things that are not even real
The Bible says the devil comes in the symbolic form of a serpent trying to deceive us. He is also pictured as a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour by brining condemning accusations against us.
For me, the scariest form of the devil from hell is the dragon. The Good Book mentions the word “dragon” 13 times in the New Testament. It shows up in our lives as an overwhelming threat that wants to chew us up and spit us out.
In my opinion, dragons are not real. Just like the shark from the movie Jaws that haunts our minds when we’re in a river or the backyard swimming pool, the threat of the dragon messes with our minds. You know what I’m talking about. You know the famous score by John Williams plays in your mind each time you take a swim, no matter what kind of water you’re in.
Well, the devil is just like that. Just because fear and strife are real, does not mean the threat itself is real! Knowing the truth will make you a mental dragon slayer.
I refuse to spend my time and energy on battles that don’t exist. By refusing to do so, I’m better equipped to win the real battles that do come my way. Are you?
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.
– John 8:32
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO STOP LISTENING TO SNAKES AND FIGHTING IMAGINARY ENEMIES. THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE TO WIN THE REAL BATTLE – THE ETERNAL LIFE OF THE LOST AND BROKEN.
From my book Best of the Brewer