Don't Give the Enemy a Chance!

Day 25: Don’t Give the Enemy a Chance

Don't Give the Enemy a Chance!

If you want to follow along in my 30 day challenge be sure to check out the 30 Days to Peace: How to Minimize Strife & Enjoy Your Life.

We all have a morning routine, we hit the snooze button, eventually get out of bed, go to the bathroom, turn the light on and act shocked at our appearance, brush our teeth and so on. What’s wrong with that routine? Somewhere in the midst of our feet hitting the floor, getting in the shower and getting dressed our mind starts wandering.

Somewhere in the midst of those things we let the enemy get ahold of our minds before we even know it.

Have you ever suddenly found yourself worried first thing in the morning? Have you ever woken up and as you are getting ready become anxious, angry or upset? Everyone has at one point or another as our minds start playing through scenario after scenario.

It is time to develop a new routine.

“…weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5

We all know joy (rejoicing) comes in the morning but it doesn’t take much for the enemy to steal it away.

Remember, it can take up to 30 days to establish a new habit or routine (hence the reason why this series is 30 days long). That means, we’re going to have to stay the course until it becomes a habit.

So what am I saying? What kind of routine am I suggesting?

Well, I’m glad you asked. 🙂

I double dog dare you to start praying before your fit hit the floor. Start worshiping, start praising and start praying.

Granted, that is not the easiest thing in the world to remember especially when you’re half awake. So, I suggest putting 3×5 cards with verses on them right next to your alarm clock or even on top of it so you have to feel them in the morning just to hit the snooze button. When you wake up, start saying those verses out loud before you start your day.

Not sure what verses to use? No worries, that’s coming in tomorrow’s post.

The idea is to start your day off right and I guarantee you this will make a HUGE difference in your circumstances and make a huge difference in your reaction to your circumstances. In fact, I would say this step is vital in your pursuit of peace. It is so important that we get our head on straight before we start the day.

If you start the day with worry, anxiety, anger, etc then your entire day will be consumed by those emotions and they will impact every single decision you make. Don’t give the enemy a chance in the morning, replace those tired old emotions with joy and peace and watch as God brings new life to your circumstances.

If you want to follow along in my 30 day challenge be sure to check out the 30 Days to Peace: How to Minimize Strife & Enjoy Your Life.


  • Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    Posted at 23:51h, 26 February Reply

    I love this idea but sadly, I end up falling back asleep before I can pray. I do need to start waking earlier so I can carve out prayer/devotional time before my kids are awake.

    • Sarah Roe
      Posted at 17:21h, 27 February Reply

      @Kelly I totally get that! It’s easier said than done and has to be very intentional, but I think once you do it for awhile, you’ll feel weird if you don’t!

  • Babs C.
    Posted at 06:49h, 27 February Reply

    Hi Sarah. I love this “peace packet” that your Sunday school teacher gave you! I grew up with a “God’s Medicine” or “Heavenly Prescription” which was an amber-colored plastic prescription bottle with a white lid, filled with little cards quoting scriptures. The bottle label has fun stuff like a dosage of “take every day, as many times as needed” typed on it. Several years ago, I remembered that little bottle, dug it up and showed my husband. Then I wrote out 3×5 cards with scriptures related to issues that were prevalent in our home…anger, taking thoughts captive, speaking to edify each other instead of tearing down, etc. These cards were propped up on the bathroom counter where the first one could be seen while getting ready for the day. They were also within reach as “reading material” whenever time was spent in the bathroom for other reasons. When someone will take the time to read it, the Word of God has the power to set people free!
    Keep spreading the Peace and Love!

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