THE AFTERNOON NAP AND THE STOLEN PHONE
It was my second year at University. I was sleeping soundly that afternoon in the hostel. It had been a busy day and I knew I needed a well-deserved rest. There were just two of us in the room.
My roommate stepped out to attend an afternoon lecture without notifying me. I was soundly asleep. He left the door unlocked. By the time I woke up, my phone had been stolen.
Friends, it takes just one careless act for the devil to take what is rightfully yours. There are spiritual doors into our lives. Do you remember God’s warning to Cain?
“…sin is lying outside your door ready to attack. It wants to control you, but you must master it.”
Genesis 4:7 GW
That was the first time the word “door” was used in the Bible and it is quite significant. We must not be careless with doors that come into our life. Sin is always seeking for the opportunity to pounce on us. Be vigilant.
People go to bed at night and shut doors of their homes because of human thieves but the entrances and exits into their souls are porous and unguarded- offences, strange songs, ungodly movies, malice, bitterness, competitive jealousy strolls in and out at will.
There was a King called Ishboseth that was killed simply because his doorkeeper was asleep.
“The doorkeeper, who had been sifting wheat, became drowsy and fell asleep. So Recab and Baanah slipped past her. They went into the house and found Ishbosheth sleeping on his bed. They struck and killed him and cut off his head. Then, taking his head with them, they fled across the Jordan Valley through the night.” 2 Samuel 4:6-7 NLT
There is a King on your inside that you must guard with all diligence. You must not allow enemies of strange thoughts to slip past your doorkeepers to ruin your life and destiny.
Do you remember the Parable where Jesus mentioned that “While men slept, the enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat”? You must remain alert at all times. Let nothing that is crouching at the door find a way in.
Apostle Peter taught us what we must do:
Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The devil is poised to pounce and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up. 1 Peter 5:8 MSG
Don’t be caught napping. Stay Alert.
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