Once again there is that voice, telling me what to do and what not to do. I want to say, "Mind your own business! Get out of my way and let me work on my goals and dreams." Does this happen to you? Do you have a little person inside you that stops you from achieving your heart's desire? I do, and she comes up at the worst times. This is your conscience talking to you. She needs to be there to help us stay on the right course, but she can be a burden as well. When I really want to do something important in my life, she stands there with her hands on her hips saying NO. I have found a way to keep her quiet. This is when I need God's help and direction to find out if her stubbornness is for His direction and purpose for my daily life. Recently, I have realized that God uses my conscience to talk to me and help me stay on the straight and narrow. I also know that Satan can use it against you and trap you into bondage. Sometimes his suggestions seem perfectly acceptable, but they are wrong and he is leading you away from God.
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes."
This is where you need to pray for discernment in every decision of your life, whether it is something like getting out of bed to spend time with God, or sleeping that extra 30 minutes. Remember that whatever time you share with God, He will give back to you. That means you don't have to worry about your busy day. Spend the time with Godit is worth it, and the 'little you' will also be working with you instead of against you.
PASSAGE: Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV)
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