FB friends and family, a "habit" recently popped up and caused me to stumble. I didn't realize it until after the fact. The problem - My mouth. More accurately, my thoughts which my mouth spoke. In fact, just a few days earlier, my pastor had just taught out of James 3 on the danger of our mouths.
Before God in my life, I would pre-practice conversations before an important meeting. I would imagine what they would say, and I would rehearse my response. In my mind, I was solving the problem before it took place. Of course, it seldom worked.
I "thought" I had put this "demonic" habit to rest under trust in God through His word. More so, I have experienced His faithfulness in situations that I could not have imagined.
Yet, the other day, in a business meeting, I "spoke" of the "supposed" negative power of a particular company, in direct contrast to what i "knew" God could do.
The Holy Spirit reminded me the next morning during prayer of what I had done. In short, I had "spiritually" spoke aloud that this person/s had more authority than God in my life.
Like Charley Brown, all I could say was, "Good Grief."
I knew better, yet this "habit" had popped up like a weed in a garden. I had to go back and "re-spray" that demonic weed with the "water of the Word." Thank God for forgiveness.
Be on guard, people of God. Satan is watching us at "all" times to see where he can trip us up. NEVERTHELESS, God IS FAITHFUL and also watching, and reminding us to TRUST IN HIM ONLY.