I attended a conference today on healing at the church I attend and actually picked up on something that I never thought about before; call me stupid but I just never approached it from this angle before.
We are frequently told that our Heavenly Father has a plan for us and indeed He does; and from what I am coming to see in my own life by pursuing it along with His will is love, happiness and success above anything I could have imagined. But what was shared with me today kind of blew me out of the water. It was brought to my attention that Satan also has a plan for my life; not only for my life but for yours; your family’s; your church; your city; our country and all of mankind; And I probably don’t need to say this but it doesn’t have a very happy ending!
I don’t know why that never snapped in my mind before today. Maybe I never wanted to hear it or just wasn’t ready for it. But the reality is both God and Satan have a plan for us! The question is which plan will prevail? All we have to do is open scripture to find the absolute final conclusion to the big story but the question I am asking is in reference to your life. Which plan will prevail in our life?
I have met many people who don’t even believe they have a say in their life and I am quick to remind them of free will. Deuteronomy 30:19 states “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live!” It’s a choice. We can choose either plan for ourselves.
The challenge we are facing as a country and possibly even humanity is a majority are choosing Satan’s plan without even being conscious of it. Satan has a very complex system in which he works to implement his plan; he uses lies and deception to take us in to believing his plan is just what we need in our lives. With each acceptance of those lies he is able to sink his teeth deeper into everyone and everything that bought in. We look at what has happened to our country over the past 30+ years. As a nation we removed truth from our schools, from public events and everything else public oriented. Soon to follow was a buying into lies about abortion being a medical procedure; that gay marriage is acceptable because it’s two people in love. The reality is it is a shift from God’s plan to Satan’s plan and it is happening before our eyes.
I believe more than anything Satan’s #1 weapon within his plan is to split up and divide family. It all started in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve; then followed it with Cain and Able. The first family ever to be formed on this earth fell prey to lies and it soon took them off track of God’s plan! It is happening all around us so frequently that when someone stands up for what they know to be God’s plan, they are the one’s who appear to be off a notch; the one’s who are “out of touch” and ridiculous; and we become numb to Satan’s campaign on this earth. Divorce is becoming a much too common thing; the solid foundation on which truth was once distributed to our children has been compromised. Now I’m not saying that every marriage should stay together because I know there are those who are in abusive situations and they need to escape it; but many divorces occur by buying into some of Satan’s other tools such as selfishness; greed; lust; laziness, etc. Those can be conquered if we only identify the lie we bought in to; rebuke it and cast it out! Then the healing of God’s plan can begin to be made whole again.
Since this is merely a blog post and not a novel I will wrap up because I believe this topic could warrant a nice size book but I do want to leave you with a challenge. I want each of you to take a look around your life; your personal relationships; within your family; your community; our country and throughout the world and ask yourself, do you see any lies being sold? Do you see in some way Satan’s plan being sold to people you love; people around you? and if so I ask you, what are you going to do about it? I know this much, we know how the story will end and who will win and I have no intention to be on the losing side. With that being said I know I have to get off my backside and begin revealing to the world God’ plan for me and hopefully help all those He loves and created to seek and identify their purpose and plan as well; and you know who that is? EVERYONE!