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Leave your message at the sound of the beep

on Wednesday, 05 August 2020. Posted in News, Columns, Opinions

Leave your message at the sound of the beep
Leslie B. Williamson - Guest Columnist

Last night I was so tired, I fell asleep almost instantly. Before my head could hit the pillow, I was snoring like a toddler in daycare at naptime. I suppose my mind and body were letting me know I really needed the rest that I have denied them all day. Just as I was about to sink into REM, I could hear our alarm begin to beep. I jumped up and looked at our surveillance cameras and saw a busy spider spinning its web over the lens. I reached for my glasses so I could get a better look and saw nothing further that needed our attention. Once awake, it’s hard for me to go back to sleep and I began to think about how God will keep us on the alert when we need to pay attention.

Oftentimes, we are so caught up in the matters of life that we allow things to get past our radar. But God has a way to bring our attention to things that are trying to ease their way in. 2 Corinthians 2:11 says, “Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.” Father Yah always keeps us one step ahead of the adversary. We see it countless times in the scriptures. Rahab made a way for the spies to escape, Mary and Joseph took an alternative route to the Passover and the list goes on and on. God forewarned His people when it was necessary and He will do the same for you today.

When the alarm goes off in our home, we know to begin to search out where an intruder may be trying to enter in or if someone may have stepped over a trigger or boundary on our property. When the enemy comes in to steal, kill and destroy in your life, God does likewise. He let’s us know that the enemy has overstepped his boundaries and is operating illegally in your life. We can do one of three things. We can either call in the calvary by calling 911, we can let the intruder know that they have been discovered or we can do absolutely nothing and allow the intruder to get away with theft due to fear.

1st Peter 5:8 states, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” The enemy is constantly thinking of ways to get you but God would not have us ignorant of the Satan’s crafty and cunning ways. He gives us a signal to be watchful and attentive. This is where discernment comes in. The Ruach, the Holy Spirit will give us the information we need to make the right move.

When Yah sounds the alarm, open your eyes and hone in on seeing what the adversary is attempting to do. Stay prayerful and diligent. Yah gives us everything to win so let’s get to winning. Tell the devil, “I see you!” God won’t let him win if you follow His lead and you’ll win every time!

Good life

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