Discontentment and lack of joy.
This is how Satan tries to sneak into each and everyone of our lives.
If we are not wise, we allow him to enter...
by NOT taking every thought captive.
By purposefully not taking every thought captive, we allow him to take us captive and we become hostage to his whims--his destructiveness.
We might not know we are doing it. But little by little, we tear down our homes, our families and our marriages with sins such as...
haughty looks, disapproving glances, critical and sarcastic speech, harsh tones, anger, discontentment, cold-heartedness, and a dominating spirit--this list is obviously not exhaustive.
Let me assure you ladies, that women of God WILL be targeted. There is alot at stake. The first person ever in the Bible to be a targeted by Satan himself was the first woman on earth.....Eve.
We cannot raise godly seed, build nations, and transform culture if we are fixated on ourselves with a Jezebelian-like spirit. Satan will attempt to steal our marriage, children and homes if we allow him (and our flesh) to. He wants us distracted, for little foxes destroy the vineyard ( Song of Soloman 2:15).
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." John 10:10-11
With that in mind, I urge you to think sober-mindedly. To go about your day in joyful peace knowing the Lord is triumphant, but also with your sword of the spirit intact as you remember that we are waging a daily spiritual battle as long as we are here on earth. As I shared with my children the other day----every moment we are either doing the work of God or the work of the devil, which one will you do?
My prayer is that we will have spines of steel, steadfast determination and the wisdom of God as we recognize and destroy Satan's work at first sight. Are we not the keepers of our homes whom guard it from all evil?
Then it must begin with us first.
"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5