“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
It’s pretty incredible that we have all this power at our fingertips and the majority of us (myself included) don’t even tap into it on a daily basis, let alone weekly. If we but submit ourselves to the creator of the universe, we have the power to resist the devil and make him flee! I think about myself and have these moments where I just shake my head at myself and realize that I have a long way to go when it comes to my relationship with the Lord. Why do I not do the things I should, but do the things that I shouldn’t? Why am I such a failure at these things? The answer is pretty simple, I try to rely on myself when I should be relying on the strength of the One who gives indescribable strength and power.
Shall we go on living with our noses to the grindstone attempting to gain favor with a God that we can’t appease by ourselves, or shall we look up and be held by Jesus and receive the gift of freedom and the power to resist the devil and the strength to make him flee? I choose to submit to the One who died for me. Trust me, it will make all the difference.