Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. Hebrew 12:3-4

Your sin is one of your great enemies. Often it will seem like circumstances are your enemy, but they are not. Your enemy is not the external circumstance of this life; instead, it's your internal response to the problems and happenings of life. In the end, your most formidable enemy is you.

When confronted with situations that God presents, how you respond is vital. Do you regard interruptions as an opportunity offered by God, or do they only derail your agenda? Do you give attention to your response when facing a relational challenge, or do you become agitated with people that consume your time?

When we view each situation as a gift from God, we understand our response is to endure. So resist the internal enemy and live with greater endurance. Recognize that your Savior, endured more for you than you will ever endure to the point of shedding of blood. Why not pay this same posture forward for others and unleash the power of God, not the enemy within. For the world will see Christ through your endurance.

DO THIS: Resist the enemy within and endure.

PRAYER: God, help me to be sensitive to the Spirit today as I face moments of challenge. May I regard each moment as a gift from you. Help me to respond with godly character so that the world may know you.


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