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February 11, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | February 11

The Yardage Ahead

“Who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.” I Corinthians 2:16


Here’s a bare-bones description of the yardage ahead of you. Learning the personal benefits of having an undivided heart toward God — Moving against fear and replacing it with faith — Realizing there is no such thing as a “double agent” believer because one agent is always compromised — Dealing with the “mole” within that bids you to indulge the dark side — Recognizing that winning or losing a spiritual foothold changes the tide of war — Seeing that “80/20” thinking fails; that is, doing things 80 percent God’s way and 20 percent your way — Learning importance of “marinating” your mind — Having other men watch your back is non-negotiable — Practicing confession as it releases God’s power and bloodies the Enemy’s nose — Learning how to partner effectively and practically with the Guide, God’s Spirit, the source of real spiritual power and how to tap it — Noticing perseverance is the mark of God’s man —  Building and staying within well-marked boundaries — Needing to jettison the baggage in your life — Mastering your spiritual motivation once and for all.

It’s hard to imagine the many defensive plays Satan and his minions have in order to stop the forward progress of a God’s man on the field. By now you have already experienced many of the above mentioned plays Satan has in his play book. It’s always good to be reminded of the phenomenal offense we have been given designed by the perfect play caller up in the booth.  The only way that the team on the field can execute is to know the plays by studying the play book and then be spiritually able to execute the spiritual plays that Satan has no defense against. The important point in this little huddle of ours is this – guys, this is not football. This is our one shot at the life God created us for. He wants us to conquer the enemy and enjoy him forever. Let’s commit to playing this game the way it’s supposed to be played. Remember, you were picked by God to execute His plays.

Thank you, Father, for the confidence of playing on a winning team.

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