My mind whirled with possible scenarios. If “this” thing happened, how would I respond? What would I need to do and say? If “that” thing happened, how would I respond, what would I need to do and say? The more I analyzed and worried the less prepared I felt for what might happen.
Satan tries to get us to imagine possible scenarios, because the more we put ourselves in an imaginary situation, the more worked-up we will be if that situation happens. If we think someone will be hostile, and we go in with a hostile attitude we may cause the other person to react in a hostile manner. The devil twists and manipulates to get us to think negatively about anything and everyone.
The enemy’s darts comes in various methods and he knows how to attack our thoughts. The devil wants us physically, mentally, and spiritually exhausted. Mind games with the enemy are not games. The enemy is out to capture our thoughts so he can keep us captive in our thoughts.
God is the only one who knows the future because He already is in the future. God’s freedom is for every moment of every day. Be prepared for what is next by staying in God’s word, for His truth sets you free.
The sword of the Spirit slashes through enemy lies. You don’t have to play mind games with the enemy. Take every thought captive, check them by shining God’s light and throw out any not in line with His truth. Keep your mind focused on God and ask Him to prepare you for what may happen. Trust God, and turn your concerns into thoughts of praises by remembering….
If “this” happens, the Lord is there.
If “that” happens, the Lord is there.
No matter what happens, the Lord is there.
Heavenly Father, thank You that no matter what happens, You are there. You never leave or forsake Your children, You are here now and You are there now. You are omnipresent, present always, all-powerful, all-mighty, just, and righteous. You never have to run to catch up, never surprised by what happens or what the enemy does.
Father, I praise You that if “that” thing happens, You are there, and if “this” thing happens, You are there. You already have in place what is needed for whatever comes next. Thank You, that in Your power I can take all thoughts captive and throw out any that do not honor You. Show me Your truth, Lord. Help me to look at everything, remembering You are always with me and will always be with me.
Thank You that You have the answer and solution for any conversation or situation that may come in the future. Praise You, Father! “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” I’m trusting You and fixing my thoughts on You. Thank You, Father!