Focus Verse: Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart]. Philippians 4:8 (AMP)
On yesterday, I shared how the enemy tried to distract me from my purpose by using the comparison tactic. One of the ways I was able to identify that this was a trick of the enemy was, I considered the source and questioned, “who sent you?”
One of the ways many Christians get tripped up by the enemy is we don’t consider the source of many of the thoughts that we have. Often times, we just let our minds wonder, not really questioning where our thoughts are coming from. But, when we begin to question the source, we can determine if we really need to entertain some thoughts in the first place.
A large percentage of the thoughts we have, we should be sending right back to the enemy. We have no business allowing him as much time as we grant him sometimes. We have to remember, when the enemy attacks us, he is only doing his job. So, it is so important that we are on our job so that we know exactly what we need to entertain.
The very next time you get a random thought that seems like it came out of nowhere, I would encourage you to, consider the source.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for this reminder. Far too many times, I have allowed the enemy to distract me with his tricks and schemes, Father please forgive me. I know You allow all things to work out for my good, but it is not my desire to be focused on things that aren’t from You. Help me to remember to consider the source when I am faced with a random thought in the future. In Jesus name, Amen!