The Battle of the Mind
Do not let them think, “Aha, just what we wanted!” or say, “We have swallowed him up.” Psalm 35:25
The goal of the enemy was to overpower David and get at him to win the battle in his mind. They wanted to get under his skin and irritate him and they wanted to push him to a place where they knew he was being swallowed up. However, instead of allowing their ways to determine David’s actions, he prayed for God to expose their ways.
Remember, in all our distresses the enemy is trying to get us distracted and put our attention on the opinions the enemy has of us. What would it be like to keep ourselves focused on what God is wanting to say? We need to keep our attention on the goodness of God instead of becoming prey for the enemy. God is not going to allow us to be swallowed up even if though the enemy may try. We have all the defense we need living in us for He has made us more than conquerors.
What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Romans 8: 31-34
Today in the Workplace
Who has your attention?