If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you. – Proverbs 25:21-22 (NIV)
Do you have an enemy? Does it make you feel like you have a target on your back? Enemies are known for working overtime to sabotage our success. They are very eager to cut us off at the pass before any major accomplishments are achieved in life. Our destruction would surely bring them great joy.
What steps are you taking to defeat your enemy? How would you react if you were told that your own worst enemy possibly rests within your being? Better yet, how would you react if you were told that you have the power to defeat this enemy? That is, you coupled with God’s assistance have the power to bring this enemy under submission.
For many of us, our own worst enemy is our emotions. We stop short of seeing our dreams become reality because we allow our emotions to steer us off course. In this sense, our emotions serve as a barrier to achieving success. In order to bring down that barrier, we must provide our emotions with a heart healthy portion of nutritious scripture. It will serve as the coals to burn up the impure schemes that attempt to sabotage your success and yield a refined product that will afford you the opportunity to see God’s plan for your life come to fruition.
Lord, I am sorry that I have allowed my emotions to rob me of the destiny that you have planned for me. With Your help, I plan to defeat the negative effects of my emotions by giving them a healthy portion of truth from Your Word.