The Key to Uprooting the Devilís Plan
Withstand him; be firm in faith [against his onsetórooted, established, strong, immovable, and determined], knowing that the same (identical) sufferings are appointed to your brotherhood (the whole body of Christians) throughout the world. ó1 Peter 5:9
If you want the great and mighty things God has for you, then you must get to the root of your negative mindsets and deal with them. Because until the roots are removed, theyíll continue to produce one bad fruit after another.
Too often we spend our lives dealing with the bad fruit of our behavior, but we never dig deep enough to get to the root of the problem. Digging deep to take care of the bad root is painful, but itís the only lasting way to take care of the problem. We can either suffer the pain of change by doing whatís right, or we can go with the devilís plan and suffer the pain of staying the same. His goal is to keep you stuck in your old habits forever.
Peter tells us to be well-balanced and temperate, withstanding the devil at his onset (see 1 Peter 5:8-9). You must decide if you want the pain that will take you into a new realm of glory or if you want to keep your same old pain and the bad fruit it brings to your life.
Withstand the devil today and follow the Holy Spirit to the plan God has for you.
Prayer Starter: God, I need Your help to withstand the devilís plan. I know digging up bad roots is painful, but if it brings me closer to You, I want to do it. Strengthen me as I resist the devil and submit myself to follow You.