Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping.
-1 Peter 5:8 MSG
Over the past few weeks I’ve been attacked by these feelings of doubt, inadequacy, and self-loathing. Thoughts about my past, and how my past mistakes prevent me from having a happy and victorious future. That I was too much of a pervert, an addict, an idiot to do anything right or accomplish anything.
Then I remembered: When God has a plan and a purpose for your life, and you’re walking in that purpose, the devil will attack you. When he attacks, he attacks relentlessly, with increasing tenacity the more you grow and progress. He does not want you to be the leader, teacher, parent, friend, etc you are called to be because it goes against his plans. His plan is to steal, kill, and destroy you (John 10:10).
So when you face the enemy, when you face obstacles and challenges in life, do so with a smile. Because that means you’re doing something right!