A Divided Mind
“Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather healed” (Hebrews 12.12-13 NKJV).
Satan is a liar (John 8.44), and his lies have no rhyme or reason except to take our minds away from God’s Truth and His promises. Satan uses these lies to produce confusion and chaos in our lives to distract us from the “straight” path that God has set before us. Many times when we faithfully seek the Lord, we will receive a definite word from the Holy Spirit. In that moment of confirmation, we are filled with God’s favor for the promise and path that He has placed before us. We then transform our hope into firm faith, believing that His promises have already been accomplished in the spiritual realm. However, Satan knows that there is usually a delay until these promises manifest in the physical realm, so that’s when he begins to implement his attack on God’s will for our lives. Satan’s plan is simple: if he can make us falter on our “straight” path—making us look left and right, questioning the still small voice of God spoken over us—we will lose our belief. Once we lose our belief in God’s plan, our firm faith in God’s promises diminishes. We cannot achieve God’s awesome promises without faith. Disbelief hinders God’s purposes coming to fruition, and Satan desires to sabotage our belief because he despises humanity, and he wants to bring all of us down with him. Hebrews 12.12-13 encourages us to rise up in strength and walk the ‘’straight” path that God has for us, so Satan won’t be able to “dislocate” us from our place in the Body of Christ. In fact, when we continue down that path in faith, our “healing” (blessing, promise, provision, etc.) will surely be ours to claim, and we can walk in the greater Kingdom purpose God as planned for us!
“Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path.Don’t get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil” (Proverbs 4.25-27 NLT).