Time of Adversity

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Paul said in 1 Corinthians 16:9, “A wide door has been opened to me and with it are many adversaries.”  Adversaries are the opportunities, vessels, and weapons that the devil uses to destroy us.  With those new levels, comes new devils! The Bible says that, “the thief comes to kill, steal, and destroy.”  And boy do I know that first hand! 

During the past two years, the devil has used a lot of tactics to get me down.  Last week, I came home to find that my home was broken into.  Talk about feeling violated!  The very idea of someone going through your things and then taking items that were precious to you can leave you feeling uneasy and fearful.  Although the police and other people in my life have done their best to reassure me that the robbers are not coming back, I still find my mind slipping to that place of the initial breakin. 

Just recently as any insecure woman would do, I’ve been wondering if I am doing my best.  Am I passionate for Christ and living the way He intends for me too?  Well, as I have always said, He comes through with an answer.  I have heard this many times over, “If the devil is not messing with you, then you are not messing with him!”  Clearly, I am wreaking havock on his dark kingdom and he is not liking that at all!

Isaiah 54:17 says, “No weapon formed against me shall prosper.”  Those weapons (loss of a job, illness, breakin, car theft, personal theft) cannot keep me down.  They cannot rob me of my joy and peace!  I have so much to be thankful for and throughout all this, I do consider myself to be blessed. 

So if you keep finding yourself in a time of adversity, keep fighting the fight of faith, love, and righteouness.  Take back those things that the enemy stole from you.  God is forever good and He will honor you!  He will promote you to new levels of victory and give you a life of abundancy!

Love in Christ,
Nichole

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