The enemy (and we should all know who that is) has attempted to alter my 20/20 in 2019. I have a lot on my plate currently and the unpredictable nature of a chronic illness makes it no better. When I say “my 20/20”, I am referring to my spiritual vision or clarity. I have experienced things that I would not have imagined in this year. Things have occurred and people have changed and I am just sitting back like, “Wow!”.
Given the circumstances, it would be perfectly normal for me to give up and be through with everything and everyone but I just refuse to take that approach. Instead of feeling attacked, I actually consider myself fortunate or blessed. God thinks that highly of me. The circumstances would cause someone else to fallback on their dreams and the promises that were divinely given. At first, I did consider it. I am not going to act like every day I have been screaming praises to the heaven for the various situations. I just see how my spiritual vision was trying to be impaired. I can see clearly now since the SON brought clarity about the consideration I am under.
Remember Job in the Bible? If you are unfamiliar with the story, read it. It will show you that if you are living with God’s will as your focus, you are only under attack because you are qualified. Job was a man of integrity with a family and a nice wallet. He was apparently living the good life but his life was more than good, it was favored. Job 1 explains that not only was he well off but he feared God, meaning he honored Him. So here is a man of faith, integrity, a big family and money. Nothing could possibly be wrong in his life, right?
When Satan said he was roaming the earth, God asked him if he had considered his servant Job. Well, you know you have to be doing something right when the devil himself can recognize that you are protected. The comeback Satan gave God in Job 1 and 10 was clear,
“Have You not put a hedge [of protection] around him and his house and all that he has, on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands [and conferred prosperity and happiness upon him], and his possessions have increased in the land” (AMP).
So even Satan knew that God had protected and enlarged Job. He was definitely not up for grabs. Then Satan responds like the accuser he is in Job 1 and 11 by saying,
“But put forth Your hand now and touch (destroy) all that he has, and he will surely curse You to Your face.” (AMP).
God didn’t keep the hedge up and responded to the fallen angel in Job 1 and 12 by saying,
“Behold, ALL that Job has is in your power, only do not put your hand on the man himself.” (AMP).
I want you to focus on the fact that Satan couldn’t do anything on his own until given the power from God to do what he wanted to. The question I want to ask you is …