Direct Television’s Settler’s commercial uses a play on words, claiming that if you don’t have their package you are settling for second rate customer service. During my recent fast, television was the first thing that broke my spiritual momentum. After a long week of work, I thought I’d indulge in a few hours of viewing pleasure. In return, I was in a funk for the rest of the weekend, sluggish, unmotivated and felt like I wasted valuable time.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms, Ephesians 6:12.
Little Caesar’s recent ad campaign about going off the grid illustrates that you don’t need technology to order a pizza. All you have to do is show up and its hot and ready. Having unlimited access to the worldwide web has caused many to binge, soaking up as much as possible. Unfortunately, people have become hooked, unable to drive, walk or eat without texting, tweeting or view the latest trending video. Instead of conversing, opening up their hearts or sharing serious issues, individuals are content with staring at a screen.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand, Ephesians 6:13.
3. Attitudes, Annoyances and Mood Swings
The other night at work, I was in the zone, in a good state of mind when I was bombarded by a series of emotions. I came into contact with bad attitudes and was poked by several annoying situations. As I mumbled my displeasure, the momentum of the evening was broken by a myriad of mood swings. Whenever you let your guard down or aren’t prepared for spiritual attacks, your soul can take a beating. Thus, whether its television, technology or trials, make sure you arm yourself with the armor of God, Ephesians 6:12-20. If not, don’t be surprised when the things of this world break your momentum.
by Jay Mankus