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Dear Diary, I'm In The Middle Of A War

July 2017
~War, Amaka, war~

Every day I’m in a battle.

The prize? My attention. My time. My priorities. And most valuable of all, my heart.

My enemy is cunning and crafty with many tried and true weapons at his disposal. His favourites — schedules, conflict, busyness, social media, men. Each of these he knows very well and plans skillfully.

He also knows he doesn’t need to attack me with all of them at once. If he can use just one to successfully invade and conquer the territory of my heart, his mission will be accomplished. My heart, distracted.

Because a distracted person is not a powerful person. Someone whose heart is torn in two doesn’t know what they believe or how they should act. A distracted person will never be a light-bearer for Christ. That’s not the person I want to be.

I will fight to protect the fire. I will fight to stay in the light. I will fight to live out the truth. I will fight for my peace and wholeness. I will fight!

Related: You, Devil, You

It would be a hopeless, helpless losing battle, if not for one thing.

God has invested so much in me. I am armed too.

My weapons? The Word of God. The angel armies of the Most High. And a mighty weapon that is as unlikely as it is deadly - time spent sitting quietly at my Lover's feet. It is this defense that gives me the armor I need to fight the enemy (Eph. 6:11–12). This is why, before he can unleash his attack, I have run to my Creator with these words upon my lips.

“Lord, give me a heart burning only for You.”

Only for you.

It’s not an easy thing to be.

I’ve discovered one effective way of protecting the territory of my heart is: Staying In The Secret Place. When I take the time to clear my mind of all distractions and fix my eyes solely on Christ, I find that He gives me a greater joy and peace than anything else ever can.

Related: I Cannot Afford To Be Distracted

It’s not been easy, really. There are days I feel too tired to read my Bible, times when I think skipping my personal prayer time and jumping right into my day would be more productive. There are moments when I struggle to be still before my Heart Keeper. But I’ve learned that when I feel this way, I’m in the middle of a battle.

When I don't give in to the devil and instead press more into God, that’s when He profoundly speaks to my heart and gives me a fresh measure of peace, passion, and power.

Is it hard to just sit in God’s presence when all the things (sewing, blogging, chatting, etc) I have to do are calling me? Yes. But it’s totally, absolutely, wonderfully worth it.

P.S I'll be away for few more days. My heart cries for more.

Get Back To Being Undistracted

I challenge you today to stop and simply delight in the presence of God. Quieten the noise, and let His peace wash over you. Strip yourself of every weight, and let him breathe into you.

Stay inspired.

Written by Nwamaka Ajaegbu 
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