Are you 100 percent committed to Christ? If you can answer “Yes” to this question and you have completely surrendered to Him, you must be prepared for attacks from the enemy. If all areas of your life are in submission to the Holy Spirit, you have become a threat to Satan and His kingdom.
Believers who are 100 percent committed to Christ have the Holy Spirit’s power available to them just for asking. When we tap into that available power and let the Holy Spirit flow through us, our attitude toward the world changes. We see people through the eyes of Jesus. The compassion that He has for them becomes our passion. It compels us to reach out to others so that we can share the love of Jesus with them.
The devil knows this and it scares him. To divert us from our vision and calling, he will attack us by using people or circumstances beyond our control. His goal is to weaken your faith and his ultimate goal is to see you give up! We shouldn’t be surprised that trials come when we are serving Christ with all our heart, mind and strength.
The Apostle Peter wrote, “Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you as though some strange thing happened unto you: but rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified” I Peter 4:12-14, KJV).
Our response to these trials should be joy and thankfulness for the privilege of suffering for Christ. We can be happy because Psalm 34:19 says, “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all” (KJV).
And remember what Jesus said in John 16:33, “In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted] for I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you]” (Amplified).
Praise the Lord! He is faithful! Rejoice—for the victory has already been won!