Father thank You for another day and another blessing. I pray that as You protect me from external attacks that You also protect me from myself, so that I may not be left vulnerable and exposed due to my fear or pride. The enemy is always looking for my weak spot and I don’t want to give it an entryway to lead me off the path You have placed me on. I also pray that You protect those who stand beside me and those who follow closely behind. They too will be under attack and may not see the direction the attack is coming from. Help them Father. I pray to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Imagine the people that you help being attacked simply because you helped them, and their testimony about you would derail someone else’s plans. Fear, pride and arrogance causes the attacker to go on a rampage trying their best to destroy the lives of all of the people you have helped. That’s the work of the enemy we call Satan. The attacker is more focused on divide and conquer than on seeking peace and resolution–first within themselves and then with you.
That is why managers terminate your unsuspecting colleagues after you quit or were fired from the job. They are collateral damage. Their only offense was being on good terms with you. Their presence in the workplace would only be a reminder of you, so they have to go—because now the paranoid manager thinks that your colleagues are bound to conspire against her/him.
That is why upon breaking up, a former spouse/companion makes abrupt and irrational decisions towards (your and sometimes their) family members, friends, associates, and neighbors. People who were once beloved are now expendable.
When the enemy attacks you understand that it will also come after those nearest and dearest to you. It has to hit you from all angles, and sometimes your weak spot isn’t you, it’s those who surround and support you. So while you’re going through these battles be sure to pray for your loved ones so that they too can be protected from attack.
The enemy doesn’t fight fair so you and those around you need extra layers of protection!
Questions of the Day
1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?
2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?
3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?
4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?
5. Who would you like to pray for today?
6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.
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