Living in the country, “No Trespassing” signs are a normal sight. They are meant to be a deterrent for anyone who might think about stepping on a land that doesn’t belong to them. For those who use them, it’s a security measure letting others know we are prepared to defend ourselves.
I remember one time a car pulled into my driveway and just sat there. After a few minutes, my husband went out to see who they were and what they wanted. It was suspicious and luckily they left without incident. But I remember thinking, why did they even come in our driveway despite the signs posted, then I remembered I left the gate open. What good was the signs if the gate was left open? A sign would not deter people, if the entry point is accessible. Fortunately they only had entry to our property and didn’t even make it up to our front door.
Guard your heart. (Proverbs 4:23)
We hear that quite often and it’s not wrong, but what if we start guarding our minds and our thoughts. Satan in the garden, attacked through the mind, twisting Eve’s thoughts and words. That was the first entry point and he breached it. Once he was able to do that, it gave him access to her heart. Desire is born of the heart and she desired to have wisdom like God.
When we let the lies of Satan penetrate our minds, they start manifesting in our hearts.
Shame, guilt, depression, hate, sadness, envy, pride; these are all things that we feel. We feel with our heart, not our minds.
We have to put up No Trespassing signs not only on our hearts, but our minds as well. If we are allowing access to our minds, don’t be shocked when Satan gets access to our hearts.
But we have the mind of Christ. 1 Corinthians 2:16
When we feed on His word daily, when we let that saturate our mind and hearts, Satan has no way to get through. Our “no trespassing” signs are the word of God.
- I am a child of God. ( 1 John 3:1)
- I’m created in His image. (Genesis 1:27)
- Nothing can separate me from the love of God. (Romans 8:39)
- I am seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:6)
- He remembers my sin NO more. (Hebrews 8:12)
- As He is, so am I in this world. ( 1 John 4:17)
“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”
Isaiah 26:3 NKJV