I was sitting here listening to a little worship and a thought crossed my mind. So many people struggle in their minds late at night. They have nothing but time to think and meditate on some of everything and absolutely nothing. Unknowingly, it is not always just you and your mind. The enemy, who we call Satan, is around and influencing your very thoughts, especially late at night. He knows that no one else is around to help keep you focused. He knows that the thoughts he put in your mind will be too shameful for you to confess. He wants to cloud your thoughts with negativity and impure thoughts and cause you to commit sin or just give up on life. Don’t give room to the devil. Open up your bible and renew your mind with the Word of God. Rebuke the thoughts that mislead you and try to captivate your mind. Temptations will come, but it doesn’t become sin until you give in. Refuse to turn on the TV and watch perverted shows. Refuse to pick up the phone and call that old boyfriend or girlfriend you used to fornicate with. Refuse to go out to the club for one last time. Refuse to entertain suicidal thoughts. Your life is worth far more than the million tears you have already cried. God is reaching out to somebody tonight and letting you know that he loves you. Start fresh tonight!
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
We always quote, “resist the devil and he will flee,” but the first part of it is submit to God. One of three things will control you, your flesh, the devil, or God. Your flesh includes your mind. The devil is the prince of this world and is doing exactly what he chooses to do with it. God is Lord and ruler of all powers in earth as well as heaven. Submit to God first and the rest will fall in line. You don’t have to ever be alone. God is with you. He will keep you if you will let him. I pray that you overcome tonight and God keeps you in the midst of your struggles. You are more than a conqueror, so be victorious in Jesus’ name!