Don’t Get Picked Off
by Bruce Singleterry
Nearly all of us have had, at one time or another, an experience that could be considered a life-changing event. Sometimes it is something quite pleasant, or it can be very harsh. Regardless, it is how we go through it and come out the other end that matters. It’s important to get the good from each experience and not allow the experience to impair us.
Those who take things personally are liable to have an adverse response. Those burdened with a personal sense of things are likely to react in one of two ways — either to get personally elated or personally offended. Both are unstable conditions, leaving them subject to being picked off. Remember that the enemy is impersonal error — an impersonal devil that tries to put a personal experience in front of us and have us get hung up in it. Don’t fall for the trap.
God is our refuge and strength. He is our life. Personal sense cannot do anything to us, because our life consists only of that which comes from God.
In the 23rd Psalm is the verse, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me.” Notice that the psalmist walked through the valley and didn’t get stuck in it. Every day brings its challenges — some are more challenging than others. But there is always a Guiding Presence that helps us through them — all the way through them. When we come out, we are stronger and wiser for the experience, a better worker for God. Insist that this is so and refuse to fall away from it. God bless.