I have been talking about some great things happening in my life. There have been many opportunities presenting themselves to me and I have to remain vigilant and choose the right path that is my Greatness. Well sometimes there are those that try to come and kill, steal, or destroy those opportunities. There’s no denying there is an enemy.
You ever hear people say that when things are going good you should brace yourself? I thought “Why invite that into my life?” Shouldn’t I handle that differently. So when things are going good I have to rely on the stories in my foundation to take over. So I began to think about how I would deal with situations when the enemy comes knocking.
I decided that I would maintain my pace. I wouldn’t let the enemy slow me down, because if I’m doing something right, the enemy will come. I’m not going to run away. I’m not going to slow down. I’m going to maintain my pace. By focusing on maintaining my pace, I won’t quit.
I decided that I am going to be self-aware. I’m going to be grateful for what I already have, because what I have is already great! I am going to know where I come from and how I got here and where I am going. I am going to know that I have balance in my foundation and nothing can stop me.
I am going to protect my focus. The enemy is someone who comes to break your focus. If I can protect my focus, then I have already won. By protecting my focus I maintain discipline, I stay on pace, I remain self aware and as the enemy tries to throw flaming arrows into my camp, I’m just going to put them out – without breaking focus.
Well, the enemy came knocking yesterday and I made sure to follow these guidelines and it didn’t hurt me one bit. I woke up this morning and kept on chugging. I didn’t lose focus, I maintained discipline, and I kept walking with Greatness. I didn’t get the thing I wanted, but I didn’t get hurt either because I maintained communication with my TUG. I don’t know if this makes any sense to you, but if it does I hope it helps.
The story is this, I saw a house for rent that met the needs of the burden on our family’s hearts to move into a bigger house. The terms were almost too good to be true. My TUG reminded me of this. I did due diligence and everything about the house checked out. I found information on it, the names matched up everything. I determined this wasn’t one of those Nigerian scams. But then my TUG started working on me. (Your TUG by the way, is your True Ultimate Guide. It’s a gut feeling.)
First, I shared the news about this house with my wife. My TUG told me to tell her to not be disappointed if it didn’t work out.
I started doing the due diligence and everything was checking out. Then my TUG revealed that it would be a pretty good scam. I thought, wow, that would be a good scam and even I, an experienced webmaster, wouldn’t even see it right away.
So I mentally checked everything in my head. Then I got a call from person and I instantly knew it was a scam. There is no way someone with a Nigerian accent would ever own a house in Pryor, OK. But I kept my mind open, and I began to test the person at which they failed at all steps. I realized for a fact that this was a scam.
The first thing I did was call my wife and tell her. She was disappointed. Then I went to the real estate agent where the house was listed. Turns out, I was the fourth person that day to report the issue. I also learned the police couldn’t do anything. No worries. I didn’t hand out any information that can’t already be found online.
Then I went home, fully expecting my wife to be heartbroken, and she wasn’t at all. She has the faith to believe this feeling of hope was just a taste of what we are going to be fulfilled with and that we were content with what we had for now.
So, when the enemy comes to kill, steal, and destroy, don’t let him steal your joy. Maintain discipline. Keep the pace going. Don’t stop. Don’t slow down. Don’t run. Just keep swimming.
If things are going good in your life, don’t become afraid of the negative to follow, just be ready to toss it aside and keep going.
UPDATE: By the way, if the guy is reading this, I want you to know that I love you. God loves you. And I thank you for giving us a bit of hope despite the turnout.