Being Aware of Resistance

Being Aware of Resistance

“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” -1 Peter 5:8

Have you ever started something you know God had called you to only to be met with extreme resistance? “Why is this happening to me?” we might ask. “God, all I’m trying to do is serve you!”

What we fail to realize is that we have an enemy that is “hell bent” on deterring us from our mission.

Things will happen in life. Demands will continue to be placed on us, problems and issues will arise, and what we have to do will continually try to dissuade us what we feel called to do.

So how can we push through?

Being aware of our enemy is the first step. Expecting resistance will better prepare us for that resistance, and developing a plan to tackle that resistance will also help us in defeating it. Reading the word, prayer, worship, and speaking life and truth over situations that we’re going through are tools that can help us overcome. I know a businesswoman who is continually listening to good preaching (even while she sleeps!) to re-program her brain to overcome. We also need to be aware of resistance in our personal lives, and manage our time & emotions well (i.e., fatigue, PMS {ladies}, loneliness).

Are you aware of the resistance in your life? Pray today and ask for the Holy Spirit’s help in defeating that resistance. The Holy Spirit is our helper while we are living out our calling on this earth. (John 14:26)

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