QUOTE OF THE DAY: “IF YOU FEED THE WRONG APPETITE FOR A DAY YOU MAY END UP STRUGGLING WITH IT FOR A LIFE TIME”
Memory Verse: “But each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed”. James 1:14.
Everyone has weak point; I mean certain area of life where one is less resistant to pressure and alluring tendencies of the enemy. Sometimes in this area, one is always off-guard. You know this area; this is the area Satan takes advantage of, to cause your fall. It is good to stretch yourself. By that you will mature and grow. However, you must be aware of your weak points or danger zones and do not deliberately put yourself in harm’s way. God is never behind any man’s fall. Your fall is as a result of careless exposure of your weak points and overstretching of your weak areas. This is what Satan takes advantage of. ‘For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He tempt anyone …’ (James 1:13).
Samson’s fall was not from God. He fell as a result of his moral collapse, uncontrolled appetite for sex and flagrant disobedience to God’s instructions that is so pivotal to the substance of his destiny Judges 16:16.[pullquote]…you must be aware of your weak points or danger zones and do not deliberately put yourself in harm’s way. God is never behind any man’s fall.[/pullquote]
However, you could rise up from the ashes of your failure, defeat and fall. If you take the right steps because God is merciful. But do you know that if you feed the wrong appetite for a day you may end up struggling with it for a life time?
Perhaps you have read the poster, ‘Every morning in Africa a gazelle wakes and knows it has to run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed’. So also a lion must outrun the swiftest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It matters not whether you are a lion or a gazelle, when tempting circumstance appears you had better be ready to run! (1 Peter 5:8). There are doors you should never open. There are things you must not touch or look at for a long period of time. Above all, when you are weak in certain areas, you need to steer clear of anything that feeds into them. God bless you.
DIVINE INSTRUCTION FOR THE DAY
STAND BEFORE A DOOR IN YOUR HOUSE, PULL THE HANDLE TO OPEN AND AS YOU DO, PRAY LIKE THIS; OH LORD, GRANT ME OPEN DOORS IN ALL AREAS OF MY DESIRE.
- Heavenly Father, straighten out all crooked places in my life.
- Today, let me enjoy grace that will enhance self-discipline.
- Grant me power and wisdom to overcome Satan whenever he comes around to lure me oh Lord.
- You are the strength of the weak, supply supernatural strengths to my weak points lest Satan take advantage of me.
FURTHER STUDY: James 1:2-18.
Read the Bible through in one year: 1 Samuel Chapters 4 – 7.
Remember to further prophesy on yourself!