Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
Anytime we try to move forward, thoughts will come telling us what we can’t do, how the problem is too big. We know what God promised, we believe it in our heart, but the enemy comes like a roaring lion, bombarding our mind with doubts. The purpose of a lion’s roar is to intimidate any opponent, to strike fear and terror, so much so that it will paralyze the other animal and get it to back down.
In the same way, our enemy loves to roar in our thoughts. “You’ll never get well. You’ll never break the addiction. You don’t have any talent.” How you handle the roar will determine whether or not you reach your destiny. If you believe the lies and let the fear take root, it will keep you from seeing the promise. You have to learn to ignore the roar. He goes about “like” a roaring lion - he’s not a lion, and he doesn’t have any power over you. The only power he has is the power you give him by believing the roar.
Prayer for Today
Father, thank You that when the enemy is roaring, bombarding my thoughts with doubts and fears, that I can resist him, firm in the faith. Thank You that he does not have any power over me. I declare that I will not be intimidated into backing down, and I will not believe the roar. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.