Re-Gaining Control

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” (1 Peter 5:8)

The CPU is your brain. The person at the keyboard is supposed to be a team: you and God working together, typing in the right stuff so that the CPU does what it is supposed to do.

But, aha! You have an adversary! He has a legal right to “use” that keyboard on various occasions. Sometimes, it’s due to plain ignorance and what seems to be “innocent” sin on your part. You neglect to pray. You develop a bad attitude. You “accidentally” curse someone with your lips. You treat another person unfairly. You do any number of things that provides “legal access” for an adversary to ‘take over’ and use that keyboard.

Soon, you find yourself to be in trouble. It seems like you are “paying” for your mistake. But alas, God is still on your side, wanting to redeem the situation, and turn it around for the better! He didn’t stop loving you, just because you made a mistake! He’s still the same God today as he always has been! That means that he will love you, no matter what! And since you are his child, he always desires to work all things together for the good in your life, according to his promise found in Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” God has not forsaken you: “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

You may not even realize what’s going on — at first — but an adversary is busy “typing” at your keyboard!

“Hey, that’s not fair!” you may be saying. But in God’s kingdom, there are some rules. One of those rules is that the devil, or one of his demons, can actually “use” your “keyboard” when, and if, you give him access. It’s all part of the “sowing and reaping” principle. God doesn’t like it when you give the devil access, but neither does he enjoy your sin, either! The access that God permits him to have is designed by God to actually help curtail (end) your patterns of sinning, if you but let God “do that” in your life!

It is a continual refining process that we must go through in order to get completely free. Praise the Lord, we have an amazing God who is able and willing to do amazing things with those who are willing to completely trust him!