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Cleaning Up What You See
Corona Chores Checklist
Wouldn’t it have been great if Adam and Eve had been the ideal role model for the modern people? They were the first people and yet they struggled with contentment. They lived in paradise and had direct access to God, and Satan still tricked Eve into believing that she needed more. God gives us everything we need and tells us not to worry (Matthew 6:25-26), yet we spend most of our lives fighting for contentment.
Satan comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). He doesn’t always come as the obvious deceptor, but often as the snake in the grass that slithers into our circumstances planning to destroy our perspective. He wants us to see the way we fall short in comparison to those around us, stealing our joy, killing our contentment, and destroying our view of ourselves. Eve knew what God told her about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, but Satan blinded her eyes of what God truly wanted for her. When Eve “saw that the fruit of the tree was good … she took some and ate it” (Genesis 3:6).
Remembering who God says you are.
Satan wants us to “see” our world differently than the way God designed it. He wants to attack our families as he did Eve’s. He wants us to compare ourselves to others and forget we are wonderfully made. He wants us to snap at our friends, siblings, and parents instead of being slow to speak. He wants us distant from godly people (youth leaders) that can hold us accountable as children of God. Satan wants us to forget God’s truth. He wants us so focused on other things that we forget we are gifted, beloved, and adored children of the living God. It is the last thing he wants us to “see.”
* Is there any part of your life you need help “seeing” God’s way?
When we find ourselves in less than desirable circumstances and prayer doesn’t seem to be changing them, maybe we need to change our prayer. Instead of focusing on finding a way out, ask for a change of perspective about the situation we’re in. Then, watch and see how God works through our struggle for our strength and His glory.
I challenge you to send Elijah or Sydnie something you got out of the verses listed above. As well as one thing that you want to change your perspective on this week. We are going to believe and pray with you on this.