The devil is after your joy. You being happy and joyful shuts down all his tactics because the joy of the Lord is your strength. The joy of the lord within you helps you overcome trials and tribulations. The enemy will try so many things to destroy your joy because he is after your purpose, destiny and future. So, he will try everything possible to discourage you from being the person God created you to be so he can steal your vision and cause you to second guess your purpose and life. The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy- John 10:10
The devil wants to keep you in a prison of unhappiness, misery, frustration, stress, low self-esteem, confusion, sickness and anything that would trap your mind and steal your joy away. But the Bible says… Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour- 1 Peter 5:8
We are living in tough times filled with so much chaos, heartbreak and it’s easy to lose your joy. I encourage you today feed your spirit with the word of God and renew your mind daily so that you can remind strong, steadfast and joyful. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will-Romans 12:2.
Don’t give the devil room to devour your thought and actions but allow God to guide your path to the abundant life and fill you with the fruit of the spirit which is joy forever more. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. Galatians 5:22
Joy is powerful and a must have in our lives. It has to be a constant force in our lives because that’s where all goodness and life flows. We have to maintain it regularly because when your heart is joyful you will start seeing blessings flowing your way. The joy of the Lord delivers your heart from stress and depression. Joy heals your mind and heart. A cheerful heart is good medicine! – Proverbs 22:17
I encourage you today to meditate on God’s word daily and let it fill every fiber of your heart, body and soul that when enemy comes against you with his deceitful lies and attacks he will find God’s joy in your heart and it will destroy every darkness. Always remember that greater is the God in you than devil that’s in the world- 1 John 4:4.
I pray for you today, no matter what you are facing let the joy of Lord fill your heart always. No matter what obstacle, pain and trials you are facing, my prayer is that God’s joy within you will out shine the darkness and you will remind strong and focused. You have been created for a purpose and the enemy will not steal it from you in Jesus name- Amen! The joy of the lord is your strength- Psalm 28:7
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Antoinette’s purpose is to inspire and motivate you to pursue your dreams, live a life of purpose and walk into your destiny and win in every area of your life doing it God’s way.