The saying "when it rains, it pours", well that is true. But do you know why that's true?
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8 ESV)
It's true because we have an adversary that seeks to harm and destroy us!
Look at the instructions, "be sober-minded, be watchful"
Sober-minded doesn't just mean be sober, it means have a sober mind that knows and seeks truth. It means having an honest perception.
What happens when we don't follow instructions? Well, let me tell you, lots of dysfunction! Those attacks, they seem more frequent and stronger!
I have people that have consequential influence in my life that are not sober minded. I see them under attack and then I see blame kick in. What's going on is they aren't able to see the true source of the attack. It's one of the enemy's tricks, to deflect blame from himself and then he uses us to attack one another.
So where is the break in generational dysfunction here?
When we come under that last straw and want to break down from all the "rain pouring", we can identify that we are under an attack from the enemy and answer the call to battle spiritual warfare. We can clothe ourselves in the full armor. We recognize the importance of being a team and NOT helping the enemy by taking our feelings and frustrations out on another. We can claim victory through Jesus!
It's time to stop letting the enemy's attacks go by unrecognized. It's time to take back his ability to wreak havoc in our lives!
A grateful believer in Jesus Christ,