The enemy has a job to do and he is good at what he does. The enemy's purpose for our life is to confuse us and to make sure we do not reach our God given potential and destiny. The enemy has no problem putting roadblocks in our paths and stumbling blocks in our lives. It is essential for us who call ourselves Christians not to give in to the things the enemy has placed in our lives. The enemy had an opportunity to try to take Job off of the path God had him on. Job lost everything he had worked for in life, but he never let go of God. The Scripture reminds us that, the Lord said unto satan, whence comes you? The satan answered the Lord, and said, from going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. I encourage you today to be like Job and never let go of God. The enemy is on his post walking to and fro and up and down in earth looking for someone to devour. Do not let the enemy ever have you give up on God. God's promises to you are true and sure, so do not allow the enemy to convince you that you cannot make it. There may be roadblocks in this life and there may be stumbling blocks placed in your way, but God has way for you to make through and over all of the tricks of the enemy. Continue to look to God in everything you go through, knowing God has a plan for your life and His plan for you is not to destroy you but to lift you up. I thank God He never leaves me and always give me the strength to make it over or around the roadblocks the enemy has placed in the way. Since God is so good to me I know for sure, "It's My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Thank you Lord for the plans that you have for me life, and although I know the enemy will try to stop and block those plans, I also know that he will never succeed because I have the victory in you. In Jesus Name Amen.
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY