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Overcome The Tongue
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1 John 4:4
Friend, you donít have to be drawn into the ways of the world.
You have God, and he is greater than any worldy influence out there.
In fact whatever temptations the devil can send your way whether itís sex, drugs, pride, money, success or anything thatís pulling you away from God, through Christ you can overcome it.
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
1 John 5:4
When you have truly given your heart to God you canít help, but share in this victory.
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57
God has given you and I victory through Christ!
Thereís no room for defeat, not even when it looks like weíve already been defeated God has already delivered us out. Much like David in the Old Testament who had been prophesied over to become the next king of Israel.
Needless to say there was one main obstacle in Davidís way, King Saul who was as double minded as they come. On one hand King Saul seemed to like David because his music seemed to calm his spirit, but on the other he thought he was a threat because David had the favor of the people and Saulís own household.
If youíve read the story you know King Saulís jealousy caused him to make it his goal to kill David. Not that he could. Once the Lord said David would be king itís pretty clear to me that thereís no way that King Saul could have killed him, but David ran. Even when David had the opportunity to take King Saulís life he didnít. He wasnít drawn into King Saulís hate or ideal to kill or be killed.
No. David went on and King Saul pretty much self-destructed.
And yes, David went on to become King of Israel.
So friend, no matter what the devil is placing in your pathway, Godís plan cannot be stopped. You have to stand in the midst of that battle. Donít comprise your standards or Godís word to protect yourself, but trust in the Lord to deliver you like he did David!
Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them out of their distresses. Psalm 107:6
See the devil wants us to turn away from God when weíre facing a difficult time or when weíve fallen ourselves, but thatís not the right thing to do. The above scripture tells us that they cried to the Lord in their trouble, meaning they were in it and still they went to God and he answered them by delivering them from their distress!
He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.
Whenever weíre going through a hard time itís easy not to think rationally. In fact most of us think emotionally and cause all sorts of trouble. Donít trust in your own understanding. Godís way is not our way, so never assume you know the best way to handle your situation, but seek the word of God on how you should handle it.
Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
Seek the Lord and he will guide you.