The Devil Is Busy?

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

                                                                                      -Jeremiah 29:11 


It is said that God already knows your path.  He has already planned out your every move, your every mistake, your every accomplishment, and your every moment of success.  We may not always know exactly what his plan is but sometimes it is not for us to know.  Sometimes I believe that he wants to test our faith and make sure that you believe in him and that he will always see you through.  Sometimes those obstacles that we constantly face and can’t seem to get through are none other than the devil at his best.  It goes without saying as diligent as God is in seeing us through our obstacles, the more obstacles the devil creates and the harder they get.  That is when we have to work harder to remain on the path that God has set out for us.  We can’t deviate from the path and we can’t stop in the middle of our path either.  That is something that both I and my best friend are struggling with.  We both have a vision and a goal for our future that we know is meant for us.  A course that we know we are destined to travel on and are never supposed to deviate from.  However, we seem to keep getting these obstacles thrown at us that seem almost impossible and speaking for myself, some obstacles that seem to have me almost crying defeat.  Almost.  I am nothing if not resilient and I don’t think that my resilience is even due to my own strength, but rather to the knowledge of knowing that God would never allow me to go through anything that he didn’t think I could handle.  I want to convey the message to anyone who is going through what seems like a truckload of obstacles and who is allowing themselves to get knocked off course.  If the devil is busy working on you, then you must be doing something right.  Don’t let life knock you down so hard, to the point where you don’t get back up.  Remember that your path has already been laid out and trust that you will soon see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Stick to your vision.  It’s the vision that God gave you.

Jimmetta Carpenter


The Diary: Succession of Lies (Coming in September 2010)

Writing as “Jaycee Durant”


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