6th June 2023

  Lesli White tells


  How the Enemy is Stealing From You
  Without Your Knowledge

It's important that we recognise his tactics so that we can resist them.

The enemy wants to kill and destroy your life.
There are many weapons he will use against you because of your faith
and love for Jesus. John 10:10 says,
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy."

What many people don't know or realise is that one
of the devil's greatest tools to steal our peace and rob us of
God's blessings.

The enemy sets us up to get upset.
He knows our weaknesses and plays on those. He knows what buttons to push
to take us over the edge. The devil is intent on robbing you of your vision

Vision takes a person to their destination.
Vision creates room for the next level and enlarges your coast.
The enemy wants to steal your vision so it is killed and so that
stagnancy prevails.
Don't believe the devil's lies that you can't have a happy life.

God says 'you can'.
You choose who you're going to believe.

The Bible says the desires of our hearts shall be granted but
when desires are killed, frustration sets in.
The enemy wants to keep us in a constant state of frustration because
we cannot operate in the grace of God and frustration at the same time
any more than we can operate in faith and fear at the same time.

We know the Scripture:

God will keep you in perfect peace
if you keep your eyes set on Him (Isaiah 26:3).

Whether you know it or not,
God has a special purpose for your life -
a calling He wants you to know and pursue.
Our purpose gives our life definition and meaning.

If you want to achieve the life God imagined for you,
not the life the enemy did, it's important that you set goals for yourself.
Take some time to sort out what you're aiming for in life,
so you can towards the realisation of your dreams.

The enemy wants to become the keeper of our souls,
thwart the efforts of the King, break His heart and obliterate our
Kingdom-building impact and potential.
It's important that we are grounded in the Word and take back
what it rightfully ours.

As the kingdom of light threatens the kingdom of heaven darkness,
the enemy does not want anyone to fulfill their ministry.
The fulfillment of your ministry to the devil means the defeat
of his own kingdom. He wants to make your calling independent of God's calling.

But when you filter your actions and even your thoughts you are in effect
making the Holy Spirit the gatekeeper of your mind.

The enemy knows that when your destiny is killed a man or woman
becomes a walking corpse.
Spiritual discernment can save you from the destructive lies of the enemy.
Ask God for spiritual clarity.

The good news is that as believers,
we can beat the enemy because we have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16).
We know the truth of God's Word and we don't have to take the bait.

The enemy will steal, kill and destroy your blessings,
just to discourage your walk with God.
He wants you to question God's goodness.
He will make you jobless, steal your joy, try to shame you,
destroy your children, all so that you will deny God.

There is no extent the enemy will not go to,
to see your heart fail.
That's why it's so important to remember your blessings.
Count them one by one.
God is wise.

The path may be winding and steep, but it's never a path of defeat -
only victory.

Today's blessings are a result of God's masterful orchestration
of people and events.
So if you are facing difficult circumstances, take heart.

The answers you are believing in for tomorrow are in God's hand today.

Lesli White is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth with a Bachelor's degree
in Mass Communications and a concentration in print and online journalism.
In college, she took a number of religious studies courses and harnessed
her talent for storytelling.
White has a rich faith background.
Her father, a Lutheran pastor and life coach was a big influence in her faith life,
helping her to see the value of sharing the message of Christ with others.
She has served in the church from an early age.
Some of these roles include assisting ministry, mutual ministry,
worship and music ministry and church council.