Exodus 4-6; Matthew24:29-51

Make the work harder for the men so that they keep working and pay no attention to lies. ~ Exodus 5:9

Has it ever happened to you that while you are waiting for God’s promises to be fulfilled, the enemy attacked you again and again trying to distract you with pain—physical, mental, emotional, financial, etc.—so that you’d take your eyes off the promise and begin to focus solely on the pain you’re currently enduring?  These past several weeks, I’ve been dealing off and on with physical pain.  My husband and my friends have been very good about reminding me that these are just attacks from the enemy and he’s only attacking me to distract me from all the promises God has made to me.

It’s easy to get distracted and think that it’s not going to come true.  But Jesus warns us not to get distracted and lose focus.  Jesus told the story of the servant who gave up waiting and began doing things against his master’s will.  Jesus said that the master “will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of,” and will not reward the servant, (Matthew 24:48-49).  The enemy knows how the story ends and he wants to distract us.  Just as Pharaoh, upon hearing that Moses was sent with the message to let God’s people go, increased the pain of the Israelites, the enemy will try to increase our pain to distract us so we will have no time to focus on God’s promises.

My prayer is that I will keep God’s promises ever before me, no matter what the enemy tries to throw at me so that I will not lose focus, but will keep my eyes on the prize.

heatherpotts5

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Filed under 66 Books, Exodus, Matthew

3 responses to “Exodus 4-6; Matthew24:29-51

  1. Awesome, Heather! His promises are true!
    Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do. Expect unexpected things ‘above all that we ask or think. – Andrew Murray

  2. Our Bible study group tonight discussed the spiritual battle that exists and that distracts. Just as you pointed out, we can allow our flesh to give in to fear and pain. Thank God, He has given us the Holy Spirit who can guide us into truth and faithful promises of salvation. Thank God, that He has provided spiritual armor we can don daily to wage war in the spiritual realm. Hope is possible because we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!

  3. This is a great lesson, Heather, and I love how you zero in on the point so clearly. Thank you!

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