Determined To Disapoint the devil


 “For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.”  Romans 6:4

I am determined to disappoint the devil.  The enemy of my soul wants me to capitalize his name; but I will not. 

I am determined to disappoint the devil. The enemy wants me to fail: I am determined to succeed.  The enemy wants me to quit: I am determined to keep going. The enemy wants me to doubt and fear: I am determined to walk in faith and hope.  The enemy wants me to hate; I am determined to love. The enemy is trying to overcome me with evil: I am determined to overcome evil with good.  The enemy wants me to make the same mistakes over and over again; I am determined to learn from my mistakes.

Determine to disappoint the devil.  Insanity personified is doing  the same ‘ole ting and expecting different results. Stop doing the same negative things.  Stop thinking the same negative thoughts.  Stop making the same stupid mistakes. Stop failing the same test over, and over again.

Determine to disappoint the devil.  Don’t give him the satisfaction of hating and holding grudges and having temper-tantrums when you don’t get your way.  Stop being an old fart.  Stop living like a young, entitled brat. Resolve to die to yourself and live a new life in Christ.

Determine means   to settle or decide (a dispute or question) by an authoritative or conclusive decision.   It means to conclude or ascertain, after reasoning or observation. It means to fix the position of.  It means to control or demand. And it means to give direction or impel.

Determine to disappoint the devil. Don’t give him the time of day. He is not in control!  Contrary to what Flip Wilson said, the devil did not make you do it! YOU made you do it. We control more than we want to admit. So settle and decide RIGHT NOW to take control of your life by dying to self and living for Him!

Determine to disappoint the devil.  Take action!  Fix your position!  Give direction to your thoughts and actions. Be an authoritative child of God who is not tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine, and with every whim, impulse and urge that comes your way.  We control our actions as well as our reactions.  Like a team on the verge of the playoffs, we control our own destiny. So focus on your destiny.     

Determine to disappoint the devil by living a New Life in Christ every day.  

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