Getting on Satan’s Nerves
Have you ever had one of those days to where it seems like that old devil is just really testing you and focusing all of his energy on you? I am sure we all have. That is his job, and he is very good at it. This week, I want to talk to you about getting on Satan's nerves instead of him getting on ours all of the time.
They say that it is all in the mind. I would have to agree what that statement. I hear all the time, people saying how Facebook is evil. Facebook, along with anything in life is what you make of it. Personally, Facebook is a great tool for me. I can spread the Word of God and keep the church updated. Life is the same. If you allow the devil to get on your last nerve, then he will! If you choose to command him to leave you alone and pray about it, then your day will be much better.
James 1:22 reads, "But be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves." If we hear the Word of God only, life may go great for a while. We will get a false sense of security in our lives. Why is that? It is because you are not on the devil's radar when you are hearers only. He isn't worried about you because Satan knows that he is winning the battle for your soul. It isn't until we take a step for Christ and begin to live our lives for Him that we show up on the devil's radar. Then he gets worried about you. The more you do for the honor and glory of God, the more concerned the devil gets.
Satan gets on our nerves all of the time, let's return the favor and get on his nerves for once. We can do that by being doers of the Word! We need to be the type of Christians that when our feet hit the floor in the mornings, Satan yells, "OH NO! THEY'RE UP!" Let's make him stress and worried about what we are going to do in the name of Jesus each and every day.
Seeing problems from this perspective gets you excited, doesn't it? Thinking about things in this way, makes you want to be on the devil's radar. If you are not walking with God, then you aren't on his radar. I want to show up on Satan's radar every day. That means I am doing something right! That means that I am living for God.
In the book of Matthew, it says "…Get thee behind me, Satan." We need to say this to the devil every morning. Why do you think it states it like that? Jesus was telling the devil that he was standing in the way of His progress, and he needed to move right now. If something is standing in front of you, blocking you for your goal, whatever it may be, you need to go around it. By doing so, the problem is now behind you. You have moved past the issue. So when a problem arises, tell it to get behind you, because you aren't going to let it stop you!
You can replace Satan's name in the verse with any problem you are facing. Get thee behind me, financial problems! I have God with me, and I know that I will, one day, be debt free! Get thee behind me, temptation! There isn't a temptation out there that God can't handle! Get thee behind me, addiction! I thirst for the Living Water, and I only want Jesus!
The Bible says that the just and unjust, alike, get rained on from time to time. The difference is that the lost do not have Jesus Christ in their lives, and we do. We face the same problems, but we know we have God on our side. That should make us confident in our lives. Romans 8:31 reads, "What shall we then say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Do we stress? Yes. I will admit that even I do from time to time. I do, however, keep repeating this verse. If we give it to God, He will handle it, according to His will.
So, in the morning, wake up and tell Satan, "BACK OFF! Today, I am going to get on your nerves for once!"
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