We can’t allow negatives like anxiety, anger, frustration, or any other negative emotion to rule us. If we don’t go to war with these issues or any issues like them, they will keep us flirting with darkness. When we have an issue we must attack it. For example, we are home alone, and we are frustrated, and there is nothing that we want to do. Consider praying:
“Father, teach me how to pray about this.”
Take 10 minutes to pray about how you will go to war. God may show you to pray something like:
“Father, take away this habit of drinking/drugs and help me to be content.”
Or, He may show you another prayer to focus on.
Second, if we flirt with darkness we start skiing downhill faster and faster towards total darkness. Keep in mind that Jesus is the light, but if we do nothing we activate darkness. We need to do something spiritual to activate the light. There is no middle ground. We do something to go up into the light, or we do nothing and go downhill fast.
Today, have certain verses ready to help you go up. Have specific prayers ready to fight against what is troubling you.
Finally, determine to live in peace and light. Consider praying:
“Father, help me to fight sin and fill me with Your peace.”
When we focus on peace and contentment we start going up.
Consider memorizing: 1 Timothy 6:6 But Godliness with contentment is great gain.”
When we fight the negatives while we pray about the positives, we start to make solid progress.