Are you going to let the enemy win?

I woke up 30 minutes before I was supposed to get up. I wish I had just stayed up, but I didn’t. I went back to sleep, and those 30 extra minutes made me feel so bad when I got up.

My thoughts were a jumbled mess of negativity. I didn’t want to get up. I didn’t want to read my Bible or journal. I just wanted to sulk and embrace my negative thoughts.

But I refused to let the enemy win. I recognized his tactics. It doesn’t matter if we have a good or bad life, but how we feel about our lives makes the difference. So I got ready and went to the gym.

However, I almost didn’t fight it. I paused at my front door and almost talked myself into staying home today and giving in to my bad mood.

Thankfully, my discipline kicked in, and I did what I said I would do, even though I didn’t feel like it. After a few minutes of listening to something positive and moving my body, my attitude changed.

At any time, we can choose a new thought.

We don’t have to live in doom and gloom. The evil thoughts are from the enemy. So the minute he starts telling us how tired we are and how bad our life is, we must change the channel and refuse to believe his lies.

Sweet friends, we have a choice. We can decide what we focus on and the thoughts that create our lives. The enemy wants us to feel hopeless and helpless. He wants us to complain about our blessings and to dread our days. But we can overcome him.

Sometimes, it’s by recognizing his attack and asking God to help us. Then, by doing something to help ourselves.

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