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March 6, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | March 6

Being Aware

Now the serpent was craftier than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. Genesis 3:1a

The mole’s very existence hinges on one thing — staying hidden.  His whole mission is compromised when his greatest strength is compromised — his cover.  From my experience, beating my mole happens when I acknowledge his existence continually, pursue him diligently, expose him constantly, and manage him aggressively.  I still feel the dark urge to sin, lash out, or otherwise give up control to my sin nature, but at least my mind is more cognizant of what is happening and my commitment to being God’s man brings me more frequent victories.

We must train for those exact moments when the mole offers the lure.  Specifically, we must work with something I call God’s calling plan.  The point is that when we’re tempted to indulge an appetite, we have to recall that it is nothing more than deception.  Many men are simply careless this way, so they hang around, making second or third passes around a lure.  The longer the mole is not confronted the more power it gains over our lives and actions.  This is fatal, you don’t want to linger too long when the mole dangles his lure.

I’ve found that the only way for me to deal effectively with the mole’s siren call is to come out swinging.  I have to come out in boxer mode and pepper my opponent with several jabs to keep him off balance.  After I call him what he is, I call out Scripture audibly.

For men the major mole is very aggressive in his lure of sex, security, and entitlement. Much of our aggressive responses for example are because someone is taking what we think is ours.

Father, Thank you for mole awareness.

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