We are just a speck - a dot - in history. Our life, is incredibly short; yet it seems to be full of numerous events, happenings and moments that form our memories. Amidst all of the busyness of life, is a spiritual war that we can't necessarily see and due to this, it can be easy to forget what is going on.
I know, because that's what happened to me.
Without realising it, I was getting so caught up in what the world had to offer me - a future. A future based on grades and portfolios, but not a future built on God's cornerstone. At the same time I was filled with fear - a fear of losing, a fear of being unsuccessful and a fear of the unknown security in my life. This is what happens when you take a glimpse into what the world has to offer you, rather than what God is already offering you.
Proverbs 4:23 tells us to "Guard your heart above ALL else, for it determines the course of your life". This doesn't mean accepting parts of His word and thinking that is a great encouragement, then going about life on your own decisions, will and strength. When you truly put this verse into action it is a lot harder than it sounds. Ok, guarding my heart? That simply means protecting my soul, right? But what does it mean to 'guard your heart'?
As I said, this world is so fast-paced. Amidst the pace, be quick to fight the spiritual war of darkness and all that the enemy throws at you. Why complain when you're in a battle if you haven't been using your sword of the spirit? Why get discouraged when you find yourself going through a hard time if you've been giving the enemy your life to have?
Don't let the lies of the enemy deceive you. When you aren't feeding your faith, you become weak, down and discouraged. You begin to be lured into worldly things - temptations, lusts and a worldly mindset. Be in this world, but not of it. Satan doesn't waste a fiery dart on an area covered in armour.
We are just a speck - a dot - in history. Our life, is incredibly short. It's time for us to respond when God calls us to freedom, to walk with Him. When our appetite for God is the strongest desire in our soul, then certain courses of action appear to be either right or wrong.
Feed your faith with the beautiful word He has given us; that is when we will truly see your life and His will come into alignment.