When we decide to make changes in our life, the devil shows up and tries to derail us. This morning, as I climbed out of bed to write this blog and exercise before going to church, I was so sleepy. Right away my mind started searching for excuses to skip it all and go back to bed. For a moment, I was considering it. Until I remembered that it was the devil trying to stand in my way. That was all the encouragement that I needed to make my coffee and grab my laptop.
He is not going to destroy my dreams. When I was tempted to forgo my early morning routine, I remembered why I wanted to do it in the first place. When we have a strong enough why, then the excuses won’t matter. And this is my year to love myself and conquer my goals.
If you haven’t already, establish you reason for wanting to change. Make it compelling, and just know that the devil is going to fight you. He wants us to give up, because if we give it our whole heart, then he can’t defeat us. When you feel tempted to go back to your old ways, pray. God can help us overcome our enemy. He helped me this morning, and I know He will help you, too. Stay strong, my friend! You and God have totally got this!
Love and blessings,