How often do you make random decisions out of boredom, loneliness or however you may feel at a particular moment? If we’re always making decisions based on how we feel at the moment, we could be missing the mark, and I will tell you why. You see, our feelings change, and they change often depending on time, circumstances and even our environment. One minute we can be totally fine and then something can happen to trigger a different emotion and then we may feel sad, bored, lonely or depressed. Experiencing these things are normal, however God doesn’t want us to allow these things to become our norm. Therefore, we have to make the most of every opportunity or we’ll react to our current situation by listening to our feelings, rather than being wise, alert and knowing the will of God. Ephesians 5:15-17 (NIV)
15”Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”
In order to stay grounded and focused in our faith, we need to understand that God’s will stays the same, even when our feelings change. God isn’t going to change His mind about a command or a promise He’s given us, based on how we feel at the moment. We have to recognize our trigger before it even sets off a negative response from within us; because if we allow the thing that triggers those negative emotions to slide, then we will make negative or unhelpful decisions. Useless decisions have no real benefits. They’re pretty much a waste of time, and who has time to waste? Decisions that are not purpose driven means the thought process of carrying that decision out only extends as far as to how you currently feel, giving you some temporary pleasure or relief. Not taking into consideration the long term effects or consequences. Whereas, purpose driven actions sees the long term benefits and rewards, and uses wisdom, sound judgment along with the Word of God to carry out a certain plan. So, recognize the trigger. Cast that spirit out, and release that ungodly feeling or mindset attached to that spirit. You see, all too often we want to get rid of the demon, but not the attachment we may have to the demon. In our minds we know what’s not of God, but in our hearts we find comfort in those very things and that’s a dangerous thing, because it keeps us living below the level in which God has called us to live, and that brings all kinds of misery, depression and void. We must get to a place where we let go of the things or people that’s comfortable and not beneficial, so that we can live with purpose, making the most of our time. So rather than getting comfortable with your demons, and holding onto whatever it is that’s keeping them attached to you, expose them! Don’t continue on with a stronghold! With Christ, you can take back control of your life, and let whatever you’re holding onto that’s not fruitful or productive GO!!!
Ephesians 5:11 (NIV)
11 “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.“