DENY THE DEVIL HIS WORKING TOOLS
Every time we are preparing for a major program and we know it will be intense, the final meeting is always about “Walking in Love”. We have a saying that, “Let it end with you”. If someone is under pressure and says what you do not like, let it end with you. Find an appropriate time to hold a conversation in love.
As a couple also, we always take time to pray before seasons of intense pressure arrive also. We want to ensure that we do not say things we do not mean or act in ways we do not appreciate.
You must learn to deny the devil his working tools. Do not give him a dark stop to operate from. He cannot do a thing unless people cooperate with him.
Paul gave Timothy a profound charge:
Stay away from all the foolish arguments of the immature, for these disputes will only generate more conflict. For a true servant of our Lord Jesus will not be argumentative but gentle toward all and skilled in helping others see the truth, having great patience toward the immature.
Then with meekness, you’ll be able to carefully enlighten those who argue with you so they can see God’s gracious gift of repentance and be brought to the truth.
This will cause them to rediscover themselves and escape from the snare of Satan who caught them in his trap so that they would carry out his purposes.
2 Timothy 2:23-26 TPT
Satan catches people in his trap so they can carry out his purposes. Guess how it starts? Foolish and immature arguments that generate more conflict.
Once you see needless conflict and arguments even at times in your marriage, just know that the devil is looking for working tools. His tools are never used to build anything great but to tear down great things already built.
When someone speaks hatefully, show love.
When someone steps on your toes, also lookout to see if they were in danger or they landed on the wrong foot.
Just make sure that the devil’s attempt of getting a working tool fails when it gets to your door. He will knock but do not let him in.