Have you ever looked at the under-side of a shark? The most amazing camouflage occurs. To anyone below them they blend in to the sky or the light from the sun. Anyone above them see dark shapes like the bottom of the deep-sea. This incredible coloring pattern happens all over in the animal and plant kingdom. I love things like this because I know that it’s all part of God’s design. Just picture for a moment, swimming out of the cobalt blue ocean of darkness a lone huntress, a solitary great white shark and in a breathtaking moment of revelation those deadly jaws open quickly and consume its prey.
Did you know that God equipped us believers with a camouflage? Like the quills on a porcupine and the coloring of the tree-frog, we can secretly go about God’s business without one sniff of a trail being left. Exciting isn’t it?(Eyebrow waggle needed here 🙂
It’s called Holy Spirit. God got our power and authority back through Jesus Christ after we lost it when Adam made his choice to disobey. So now we have power. Great power.
Imagine for a moment you are a cheetah running full throttle, on the arid African plains.
Can any other animal out run you? Nope. When you are moving forward and doing everything in your life the way God is telling you and directing, you not only outsmart the devil, but you outrun him as well. And you are running towards the things of God. You are busy getting things done and prospering. Suddenly out of nowhere you intersect something the devil is prospering here in this world. What do you do? IF you’re a cheetah you jump up twelve feet in the air to avoid, dodge and run, or turn and fight. If you’re a believer keep the same M.O. only with God’s guidance. The devil is out there just trying to do his dad-blamed best to prosper his evil. If you see it, which we all do, what do you do? Remember God sees it too and may want to do something about it. But he also may know that you aren’t in the place in your life to fight that battle. Spiritually we are always greater than that in the world. But in the 5 senses, that may not always be the case. That’s why asking God what to do is your greatest camouflage.
Proverbs 4:23, Guard thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
The devil is not equipped with the ability to read your mind. YOU are the only one privy to your thoughts and heart besides God. The devil can watch your actions and know you have habits of reacting a certain way, but he cannot read your thoughts. This is a huge advantage because those thoughts are where you and God hang out! Yeah! You have all the privacy you need, to think and talk to him! How exciting! Whoa! We are talking about major situations here! James 1:5, If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. You can pray in your mind, privately and get as many answers as you need. Then your actions, SURPRISE your enemy. Yikes! He didn’t see that one coming! You now have control back! Circumstances and situations always change. But God and his Word do not. He is always ready and waiting to help you with this life.
Here are 4 easy questions to ask God when on this journey:
- Is there anything I should know or do about this situation God? (Should I worry about this?)
- How do I overcome it if there is something to do?
- Is there something spiritually going on that I can take care of?
- Is there anything else?
With these questions you will out-run, out-smart and out-weigh anything you encounter here in this world. Remember what God put inside you is your weapon of defense and strategy.