Spiritual trouble is something that generally tries to force your hand, and natural trouble is generally forced by the hand of the one who’s looking for trouble. And you will know almost immediately when you have entered into natural trouble, whether you were looking for it or not. On the other hand, spiritual trouble may carry you along on a string for quite some time before it shows its hand. When it comes to playing with spiritual trouble, it is worst than playing with fire. We already know that playing with fire is a no no because the fire will burn you; however, playing with a bad spiritual move may take for ever to return you to your previous state as it burns up your life. When you are coming around the corner to go home, or when you go into the break room for a snack at work or school; you just know if natural trouble is there at the moment you see it standing at your corner, or sitting in the break room. No one has to alert you that trouble is there, for you just know it. When it comes to spiritual trouble, you may get all the way home or actually get the snack that you wanted before you find out if there is trouble. There could be a strategy that may not have it in mind to confront you at first. The strategy may be to show itself as being friendly, therefore, the move you get at the corner, or in the break room may just be a smile to make sure that you come back again feeling better about your position: no trouble to label here because no trouble has shown itself. So we know what to do when we see natural trouble parked at a distance. When natural trouble is at a distance, we can decide to do what’s best for us when we can see it before it comes. What do we do when spiritual trouble is not at a distance? What can we do when we can not see spiritual trouble before it comes; and we look up to have it in our space, and then in our face? Well, since spiritual trouble generally needs your will to join in with it in order to have power with you; therefore, you will just need to have your mind already made up before spiritual trouble shows up. Processing Out Of Spiritual Trouble.
There are many battles that can be over in a heartbeat if you already have your mind made up before the spiritual trouble shows up. There are some battles in which you can not win if you do not win them in your mind before the spiritual trouble begins. This is where your prayer life, and prayer time spent in the word will serve you well. Matthew 17:21, “Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” Your prayer time, and prayer life of obedience to the Will of God is the best way to be ready for the surprise attacks: keeping your spirit man ready is the way to be ready. There are a number of spiritual troubles in which I could test you on, and whether you could see them or not see them before they come, the winning move should already be rolling off the top of your tongue. If you were playing chest, your response with the supporting move would be checkmating the spirit trouble on the spot: spiritual trouble over! The concern with spiritual troubled is not that we can’t see it to know that it is coming, but the concern is to make sure that we don’t play with it once we do see it. We will know exactly what the spiritual trouble is once it comes dressed to manifest itself; therefore, it can not hide once it has made itself known to us. So once we know that we are dealing with spiritual trouble, end it; and do not play around with it. We should not be surprised if the spiritual trouble pathway to us is by one that is close to us. The one thing that we all must avoid is to not judge the book by the cover that we know. One of us could be having a trying day, and leave the door open for spiritual trouble to manifest through us without realizing the weakness that has made its way in our lives today. We could have been aggravated or disappointed earlier in the day; and we did not realize that the window was opened just enough to allow the enemy access through our aggravation to get the party started in another. Whenever you see spiritual troubles manifest itself, do not let them off the hook mainly because it is coming from a friend, or even person that is known to love the Lord. We must always be checkmating the move of spiritual trouble whenever it is being manifested. Once we overestimate how an individual is doing at that moment based on how we know them to be generally, we allow the spiritual trouble to take a deeper root than what it would have been able to gain. So when you see the manifestation of spiritual trouble, don’t see the good person that you know in who the trouble is manifesting; however, see the manifestation of the spiritual trouble, and end it abruptly. No being nice: make your stance be known, and leave no doubt. Processing Out Of Spiritual Trouble.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.