Last night I had a series of disturbing dreams–one of which involved me getting fired from my current job. I didn’t wake up afraid but it made me think about this quote I wrote and put up on my Instagram. I’m doing very well at my job. Yes, there are still occasional mistakes or things I can improve on but the CEO and my co-workers are very happy with me which is a great feeling. However, the enemy will never sleep. He will ALWAYS look for an opportunity to sneak into your thoughts, dreams, or attempt to plant a seed of doubt and worry. Think about it this way–if God is allowing you to succeed, the enemy is threatened. He wants nothing more than to make you question yourself.
Instead of allowing these worries or dreams or whatever it might be to take up residence in your mind and heart–see it as an opportunity to notice where you are doing well and where you are thriving. Sounds strange right? But really if the Enemy is dogging your tail on this–chances are it’s something He sees as a threat and doesn’t want you to be enjoying your success or feeling confident.
Psalm 91:1-16 (MSG)
91 1-13 You who sit down in the High God’s presence,
spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,
Say this: “God, you’re my refuge.
I trust in you and I’m safe!”
That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps,
shields you from deadly hazards.
His huge outstretched arms protect you—
under them you’re perfectly safe;
his arms fend off all harm.
Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night,
not flying arrows in the day,
Not disease that prowls through the darkness,
not disaster that erupts at high noon.
Even though others succumb all around,
drop like flies right and left,
no harm will even graze you.
You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance,
watch the wicked turn into corpses.
Yes, because God’s your refuge,
the High God your very own home,
Evil can’t get close to you,
harm can’t get through the door.
He ordered his angels
to guard you wherever you go.
If you stumble, they’ll catch you;
their job is to keep you from falling.
You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes,
and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
14-16 “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God,
“I’ll get you out of any trouble.
I’ll give you the best of care
if you’ll only get to know and trust me.
Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times;
I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.
I’ll give you a long life,
give you a long drink of salvation!”