why some of
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Words by Rosemond Ennin
Have you ever had someone
try to slide into your DM
(Direct Message)? Perhaps on
Twitter or Instagram a stranger
or acquaintance you haven’t
spoken to in years tries to start
a private conversation with you
out of nowhere, like “Hey, shortie.
What’s up? *inserts weird emoji*.”
The moment you receive the
message, you have 101 questions
about this person. Who are you
and who gave you permission to
try to slide into my DM?
It’s easy to put someone in check when
they slide into our DM, but are we as quick
to put the enemy in check when he tries to
slip negative thoughts into our minds? It’s
more important to guard our hearts and
minds than it is to guard our social media
accounts, because as we think, so do we
Have you ever asked yourself why some of
the things you want to accomplish never
get done? It all begins with our thoughts.
What is the condition of your mind? Is
it a dumping ground for the enemy? Can
he slide into your “DM” and easily leave
messages like, “There is no point, you are
going to fail”?
These are not DMs you can ignore. When
it comes to the enemy, the Bible reveals
there is absolutely no truth found in him. In
fact, when he speaks, he does not speak of
something that he knows will happen, but
he speaks of his own resources.
John 8: 44 tells us Satan is the father of lies!
You can’t keep quiet when the
enemy throws negative lies
your way. You must respond
with truth. The word of God
is true, and what is written is
also written about you.
A lying thought against your
ability deserves to be silenced
with truths like these: “The
one that is in you is greater
than the one that is in the
world” and “All hard work
brings a profit” (1 John 4: 4,
Proverbs 14: 23).
But what happens when we keep silent? The
comments will likely continue. You see, our
silence doesn’t scare the enemy. Our silence
welcomes the onslaught of more negative
thoughts. Jesus showed us what the enemy
is truly afraid of – the Word of God! – when
He was tempted in the wilderness (Matthew
4 and Luke 4).
If God’s thoughts to us are not only precious
but numerous (Psalm 139: 17), then it
doesn’t make sense to give our attention to
the cunning and evil thoughts of the enemy.
Such thoughts only produce death in us, but
the words and thoughts of God produce life
Watch who you let “slip” into your DM. Do
not give the enemy a free pass to slip lies
into your mind.
Brampton, ON (living in Belize)
Who’s your favourite person in the Bible and why?
Peter. His life screams the redemptive power and love of
God towards us!