Recently at Four18, I spoke a message entitled The Little Things. It was a message that went along with our series, and it was also something God was dealing with me about as well. So today I thought I would share it with you.
I called it The Little Things because that’s how our enemy attacks us. Believe it or not, it’s the tiny stuff that can cause the biggest problems. A huge example of this is the Holocaust. If you don’t know what the Holocaust is then Google it or turn on the History Channel. But this event was largely caused by one man, Adolf Hitler, and his hatred towards a race. This hatred started with a thought that he failed to check and eventually lead to the death of over 11 million people. Pretty big disaster that started so small right?
Well, this is how our enemy works: by dropping little thoughts into our mind, whether they are thoughts of temptation, hatred, jealousy, insecurities, anger, etc. If he can put these thoughts into our minds, and if we fail to check them, then they will grow to huge problems in our lives.
So what do we do, how do we handle this? To check these thoughts we must know the Word of God and what it says about our minds. To become like Christ, we have to know who He is first. The only way for us to do that is to get into the Word and spend time with Him.
So today or this week when you have something little pop up into your mind that’s probably not honoring to God. Instead of just allowing it to sit there, take action! Don’t just allow Satan to trip you up over your failure. Get into God’s Word and see what He has to say. A great place to start is 2 Corinthians 10:5. Check out what God’s Word says about our minds and the thoughts we think.