Several years ago, I went for a mountain hike with a small group of friends in British Columbia, Canada. We didn’t have to go very far before we found ourselves striving to keep our balance on the jagged rocks and sharp edges that jutted out before us. In some areas, it was easy to get a foothold, but in other areas where the rocks had been broken up by the elements, we could not get our footing. That’s when all of us, one by one, came sliding down the mountain, a few of us ending up with cuts and scrapes to commemorate our efforts that day.
That’s a good visual image of we want for the enemy of our souls as he strives to gain a foothold in our lives. We want our enemy hard-pressed to find a place where he can get his balance and gain a vantage point from which he can operate in our lives. Furthermore, we want to see the enemy come sliding down on his behind and end up with a few good cuts and scrapes just for trying.
When you invite God to use the strong winds, rains and storms of our lives to break up the fallow ground, He leaves no solid footing for the enemy to work with. Whether it’s anger, unforgiveness, bitterness or other issues giving the enemy a foothold in your life, God wants to diffuse the power of the enemy and transform your life for the better. You cannot do God’s part and He cannot do yours. When you give Christ the vantage point in your life, He will bring you to new heights you’ve never dreamed of.