John 10:10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it [a]overflows).
James 4:7 So submit to God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him], and he will flee from you.
As your day begins, remember these verses! Please note that both Satan and God have plans for our lives. If the enemy can come and steal our joy, he will steal our hope and our strength diminishes. BUT … if we “Submit” ourselves to God, the enemy will have no power to steal anything. God is our hope and our strength. If we just do what God tells us to do and we will be alright, but if we do what we just want to, then the enemy will have his way with us and we will be miserable.
Everyday we have to discipline ourselves; our thoughts, our words, and our actions. It comes down to a matter of choice. Romans says we are dead to sin if we are a believer in Christ, so then remember we just have to come to a point that we have to choose to become obedient to God and it’s directly connected to how much we love Jesus. Jesus calls us to be the LIGHT and the SALT of this world and that’s not always easy. Don’t you know that being obedient it is going to cost you. We won’t always be comfortable and we won’t always get our way, but the reality in life is that we must believe that God is telling us what to do because it is for our benefit. If we wait on God, submit to God and listen to God and read His Word, HE WILL DIRECT US TO THE BEST HE HAS FOR US!