The enemy is within

The greatest battle I face, the biggest threat to me is not the deceptions of the world (although these are very real, and something to watch out for).  No, the biggest threat to me is MYSELF, and the deceptions of my own heart.

I am SHOCKED at just how much my heart lies to me.

Yes, my very own heart tells me lies, and sets me up to sin!  Sometimes I do know that these are lies, but I think to myself “there’s nothing wrong with that” – and on the surface, there is nothing wrong with what my heart is telling me.  But my heart knows that if it can get me into just the right situation, or just the right circumstance, then I am more likely to sin in that area.

The enemy is within.  Ask God to show you “what is in my heart?”, for if He hadn’t revealed this to me, I would have been completely deceived by my own heart.

Jer 17:9 “The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desperately sick; Who can
understand it?”

Strengths and weaknesses

All my weaknesses I used to have in the world have become my strength in Jesus and my supposed strengths are now my weaknesses.

When I feel strong, I fall.  When I feel weak, I stand.

2 Cor 12:10 “That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I
am strong.”

Don’t let pride cause you to stand in your own strength – because then, you will fall.