One of the most effective ways to win a war is to distract the combatants. There are several ways to do this. The first is to interrupt the supply lines, the second is to interrupt the chain of command, and the third is to interrupt the flow of information between the chain of command and the combatants. As a believer, I am a combatant - and we are called, my believers and I, to fight - not against things of the flesh, but against powers and principalities.
But we are easily misled, distracted, and absorbed into other frays. Let us skim the surface of this by evaluating the three means of distraction above.
The first way we might be distracted is through the loss of some vital supplies. Scripture tells us that "man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord" (Deuteronomy 8: 3) God has made it abundantly clear that we cannot lose vital supplies.
The second way we might be distracted is through the interruption of the chain of command. Scripture clearly indicates that we have but to look for God with all of our heart and we will find Him. (Jeremiah 29:13) God has made it profoundly clear the chain of command will never be interrupted.
The third way is the key - for through it kingdoms have fallen. The third way is a distortion of information between the chain of command and the combatant. And it is here that believers are the most susceptible.
I call you today, believers, to recognize that this is your one weak-point - this is the one area that pride flowers in, that envy is fostered, and hatred is reinforced; without this one weak-point we would never be without the clarity of thought that comes with mountain-top experiences!
I claim today back from the locusts - and I challenge you to do the same!
Some aspect of your walk has been incomplete - for we are all fallen and fall short of the glory of Christ. Let today bet the day when you surrender one more room, one more thought, one more event to His glory!