Ponder A Little (Blog)
|Posted on November 9, 2018 at 12:35 AM|
I’ve always been told that Satan likes to attack us the most, at our weak spots… areas in our lives where we tend to fail again and again. Perhaps in our spending habits, or personal bitterness, or misplaced priorities, or a tendency to gossip or a critical spirit. The list goes on. We all have sins we are most prone to succumb to.
But recently I heard a pastor teach the opposite. He said that Satan is most likely to attack us at our strengths, not our weaknesses. Why? Because our strengths lead to pride. So, he said we need to beware of our successes because it is in those successes that we are most likely to forget God (J.D. Greear)
Pride can be so subtle, can’t it? Nobody tends to see themselves as being prideful. Yet with a closer, more honest look, we all know that we have experienced times of personal, sinful pride.
Do you know why God does not bless many of us with wealth? Because with prosperity most people become self-sufficient. Clearly God often tests each of us with times of adversity and those times are hard but we usually make it through. However, the test of prosperity is not so easy for many. It is this test that most of us will fail. Because prosperity makes life easy. So, we don’t need God and we quickly forget about Him.
Thank God today for a life that is not easy and keeps you dependant on Him, seeking Him and loving Him!