“I’m Tired of Being Hit” – Ephesians 6:16
Are you being hit? Paul says that our adversary is the mastermind behind the fiery arrows of deception and discouragement that are bombarding our homes, our health, our dollars, and our dedication to Christ. The only question is, are you being hit? The adversary is seeking to motivate your mind to take action on the thoughts, impressions, and impulses that are contrary to the will of God.
What are you doing about the flying arrows of Loneliness, Fear, Lust, and Unforgiveness? If these burning arrows have burned your hope and heart in the past and led you down the path of unrighteousness, I have some good news. Through the lifting up of your shield of faith, you can take a burning blow and keep on going. That is why John said in 1 John 5:4 that whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world- our faith. That is also why Peter said in 1 Peter 5:8-9, resist the devil firm in your faith.
What am I saying? Get your shield up! Don’t let your faith lag or drag- lift it up! I know that money is funny, your change is strange, and layoffs are being handed out like government cheese- but through it all- keep the faith. It really can move mountains and soak fiery arrows too.