As I’ve said at many Love Heart Ministries engagements, you have an enemy, my friend, who will use any technique necessary to cause problems in your life. Don’t skip over the word crafty in the scripture. Let me give you an example.
Debra was my evaluator for a speech I gave at our Toastmasters club meeting. One of her comments said, “Gwen, you’re too smart for that.” I was stunned by the bluntness of the statement. In fact, it hurt my feelings!
After a few days I decided I would ask her exactly what she meant. As it turns out, it was two comments inadvertently linked together! She had started a sentence with “Gwen you’re…” and then stopped in mid thought to capture a quotation I had made in the speech…”too smart for that.” Incredible.
Four points here. 1. Debra meant absolutely nothing ugly to me. 2. I took offence at something I shouldn’t have. 3. I should have gotten clarification immediatley. 4. The devil will use ANYTHING to disrupt the work of God!
What if I had let that innocent comment get out of hand and ruin our friendship? What about Love Heart Ministries and the readers who come to our website to get encouragement from God?
When I say that you have an enemy, I’m not lying. Be on guard, Love Heart. Keep a watchful eye. Don’t be deceived by the evil one. Gwen~