“Hacked” … a word most of us dread hearing because of the implications. Well, it happened to me… my computer and the CUTE Collections’ website got hacked. Yes, I guess even CUTE people get hacked, but because we are CUTE, because we are Covered, we can get back up and “Recover” from what the world and the enemy sends us.
I must admit that I got frustrated and discouraged. I felt like throwing in the towel and shutting the website down. I over-reacted. I’m glad I allow people in my life to wake me up and keep me from being distracted by the hacks of the world. The purpose of the hacker was to shut my computer down, to prevent me from doing what I needed to do to run the ministry, and hold me hostage. I needed help against the hacker to fix the problem.
Sound familiar? I started to think of how we as Christians are constantly being hacked in our lives. Satan wants to shut us down, to prevent us from fulfilling our divine purpose and to hold us hostage. He uses so many schemes and knows exactly when to attack each of us. So, what do we do? How do we fight the hacker?
Just as I had to get a computer expert to intervene with the tools to fix my problem, we too need an expert. Jesus provided us the answer on how to fight the hacker. “Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything to stand firm.” (Ephesians 6:13)
See, the three pieces of armor we constantly need to wear are truth, the breastplate of righteousness, and the gospel of peace. But three other pieces of armor enable us to be fully prepared and all we need to do is to pick them up when needed.
I had to take up the shield of faith believing that this hack would not shut me down. I had to take up the helmet of salvation to protect negative thoughts from penetrating my mind. I had to pick up the sword of the Sprit which is the word of God that reminded me that “no weapon formed against me shall prosper.”
Satan stands ready to hack into our lives preventing us from being all that we were created to be. We must be alert to his tactics and remember that we possess the armor to fight. We just need to use it.
I don’t know about you, but I am learning that no matter what comes my way, I possess the full armor of God to fight and stand firm. Why? Simply…