Are You Investing In The Devil?

God says, I've created man in my image and likeness, but the devil manipulatively interjects, saying, If you eat this fruit, you'll be like God.

God says, I'll send down rain to water your seed, but the devil aggressively counters, saying, Not before my eyes! I'll send plagues to your seed.

God says, I'll give you double for your trouble, but the devil rebukes it, saying, Never! I'll devour you like a roaring lion.

Anchor Scripture: {1Peter 5:8-10}
"Be sober, be vigilant; because the devil your adversary walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world. But may God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered for a while, perfect establish, and settle you. 

Mitchelle was an industrious young lady who quit her paid job to pursue the vision God placed in her heart. As she worked tirelessly to kick-start her divine mission, she deemed it wise investing in a side business that'll yield her some returns to sustain her through the period of  her ''gainful toils''.
She made an apt decision of investing in Uber (a popular 21st century transportation company). unknown to her, instead of partnering with Uber, she invested in the devil.
An elderly friend of hers helped her sort for a Nigerian used vehicle because of limited funds to purchase a Belgium car which was the intended plan (she wished to start from her level). The Nigeria used car being purchased was quite pricey. Having done some spray jobs to cover the minor dents, the Vehicle inspection and Uber registration commenced in earnest.
From the moment the car was put into use, it gave trouble upon troubles; pilling up losses but never yielding tangible profits. Mitchelle changed three Uber drivers within the space of three months (including the messy dramas in between) and invested so much money trying to fix the supposed car because she eventually discovered that it was once an accidented car.
Each week came with new repairs, wiping away Mitchelle's savings. This young lady soon realized she had been investing in the devil! She soon made up her mind to sell off the vehicle. It hurt her greatly, but the assurance that all things will work together for her good eventually through Christ Jesus, kept her going.  She's aware that her many investments may not be realized after the sale of the vehicle, but she's confident she'll do exploits in her divine mission, and in the business idea God placed in her heart.

Over the years, I deduced that God patiently waits for us to quit investing in the devil so that He can step in and heal our troubled hearts, hence giving us course to laugh heartily once more.

Know when to yell a big NO to the devil and his antics.

It is  never going to be easy letting go of a pricey possession/investment in anticipation that things may get better eventually. Be sensitive enough to obey the inner spirit!

At the inception, Mitchell had a persistent nudge to discontinue with the purchase of the vehicle, but the agent (whom the devil manipulated) kept persuading her to oblige; insisting it was a great deal. If only she stood her ground, reverse would have been the case.

The devil comes to steal, kill and to destroy. It is true that in every new level, there's a new level. But in all, learn from the lessons taught by devil which was permitted by God.

More so, wave every sentiment and pray fervently over any business deal or trade you hope to invest in, because some deals may be demonic investments. Be vigilant! Be strategic! Watch! and Pray!

#Work diligently, trust God to replace whatever the canker worm has eaten from you, and watch Him multiply your gainful investments.

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