Alertness. Have you ever been walking while thinking about something, and you almost run into somebody? This scenario is an example of not being alert. You are aware of the thoughts of your mind, but you are not alert to the things that are occurring around you. This lack of external awareness can put you in the risk of hurting someone else or yourself. That is how it can be with our daily walk with Christ. The Holy Spirit is with us daily to be our guide, but when we are not alert to its guidance, we subject ourselves to the plans of the enemy. The enemy’s plans can lead to you forgetting about important events or projects or get into unfortunate mishappenings. Now, there are times when things happen because they are meant to grow you or move you into a position where God has intended you to be. However, there are a lot of happenings that were not expected to occur, and being alert to your spiritual guide would have helped you avoid it.

Distractions are not only present in your everyday life, between moving from home to work or home to school. You can face temptations and distractions in your relationships with significant others and friends. Mark 14:38 NIV talks about how we can avoid these temptations. The verse states ” Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” The key is to pray daily. Start by asking for God’s agenda for your life and receiving the Holy Spirit as your daily guide. When you get that “gut feeling” or a sense that you need to go another route or you should avoid a specific food, this is the Holy Spirit guiding you. We as humans cannot be completely alert on our own. Our flesh can only do so much, but when we incorporate the spiritual, we will see things we never knew were present. I encourage you to be physically, mentally, and spiritually alert.


Today’s Prayer

God thank you for granting us another day. Our goal for today is to act out your agenda for us and to receive the Holy Spirit as our guide. God, we pray today is filled with alertness and the ability to see distractions coming from miles away. Not only do we see those distractions, but we know how to avoid them. Lord, we bind up any harm that may come our way and we cast it to where it belongs with the enemy. We are claiming the victory, by your son Jesus Christ. Thank you for your companionship and guidance.  In Jesus’ name.



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Family Nurse Practitioner pursuing a life of research and education by earning my PhD in Nursing. Alabama born and raised. UAB Alum. UAB Grad Student.

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