Have you ever felt like the enemy has set his sights on you? Have you felt stuck, between a rock and hard place with no way out?
In those moments, victory seems near impossible. We have no strength of our own for making the wise choice, the right choice.
Instead, we feel helpless and hopeless – overwhelmed by the temptation to give in and give up!
The following story is about one such day…
It’s almost supper time, but the stove top sits empty and no pleasing aromas fragrance the air. I’ve not even yet decided what to cook, let alone made any sort of preparations. Instead, I’m sitting in my bedroom trying desperately to pray while my preschoolers whine for attention right outside of the bedroom door.
My husband, weary from our recent argument, sits slumped over just outside the door at the dining room table. He’s grumbling over the budget and seems unaware of the noise around him.
There is no peace, no quiet.
But I need to pray because I am one moment away from falling into temptation. One moment from allowing my impatience, anger, resentment, and frustration to spill over onto my family. One moment away from blowing any chance at doing right.
At this moment I am certain, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Satan has set his sights on me; I’m being tested.