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Wake Up.

Written by: Micah Hilbert

In our world currently, we are subject to constant distraction. “Look here,” “Buy this,” and “Be this,” are only a few of the phrases that the Enemy uses day-in and day-out to distract us from the plan that God has for our lives. We pull up our Instagram app and are instantly blitzed with all of the things that we WISHED we could have. We see the bedroom decor that Sally-Sue has and decide that we HATE ours! We see someone else posting about their wonderful husband and all of the sudden, our singleness feels like a punishment. We see someone else’s body-transformation photos and instantly feel like our own less-than-shredded bodies are sub-par.

And, then, we’ve wasted 20 minutes. In those 20 minutes, the Enemy has successfully sent us on a wild goose-chase, called comparison.

Clever, isn’t it?

“Just get those stupid humans distracted enough to where they won’t even notice what’s REALLY going on.”

Ya’ll, in case you didn’t know, Christianity is about a heck of a lot more than going to church on Sundays. It’s even about a heck of a lot more than just being saved from your sins. When God created the world, we forget that the Earth wasn’t all that He created. He created angels and heavenly beings too. Some of these angels (one in particular) decided that they didn’t want to follow God’s way. They decided that they knew better than God. SO, there was a great battle, and ⅓ of all of the angels in heaven were cast down to Earth along with Satan (their leader). Now, Satan rules this Earth, with all of his demonic army.

Ha. And we thought that He was just an annoying little devil with pointed horns.

No, my friend, He is ruthless. He wants nothing more than for your destruction.

He wants to get you weak, distracted, and exhausted. It’s here that he’ll step in, disguised as a simple temptation, and begin the cunning destruction of your heart and faith.

He’ll get you questioning, wondering, and believing his lies.

And, the really terrifying part?

You’ll be too distracted to even realize it as his grip around you grows tighter and tighter.

Wake up, Christian. Wake UP.

We’re so stinking distracted by all of these menial HORIZONTAL issues, that we’ve completely forgotten the massive battle taking place beyond our human eyes.

There is a BATTLE taking place RIGHT NOW for the souls of humans living on this Earth. This is why we have a MISSION to spread the saving grace of Jesus. When we tell people about Jesus, that He died for our sins so that we can be on the right side of this battle, standing with God, it gives them the option to CHOOSE where their souls will spend eternity.

This isn’t a joke, guys.

This is real.

Let’s get ourselves ready for battle. Ready to FIGHT. So when the Enemy comes to us, cunning and evil, with His seemingly small temptations, we won’t be shaken.

We must KNOW the truth.

We must seek the Lord.

We must FIGHT.

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