Don’t Drink the Kool Aid!
In the late 1970’s there was a man by the name Jim Jones. Jim became famous for the horrific actions of mass murder. He was the leader of a cult and convinced his followers to take a poisoned drink. The poison was in kool Aid so came the slang phrase, “Don’t drink the Kool Aid.”
Don’t drink the Kool Aid...
That’s good advice. Are you drinking the Kool Aid?
You may not be in a cult or agreeing to harm yourself, but you may be doing exactly that in subtle ways... harming yourself, that is.
Maybe you are unintentionally taking sips of the Kool Aid everyday. It may look something like this;
•Are you listening and receiving your own self depreciating negative self talk, the stuff that goes on between your ears?
•Are you living in fear of the past, present or future?
•Do you let you imagination run wild with what ifs or other deliterious thoughts? How is your thought life? Have you exercised or developed your ability to take your thoughts under control?
The scriptures tell us that we have the power to control our thoughts. When something contrary to the character of Christ tries to slip between your ears—either from the lips of another or your own heart—you have the ability to deflect it and cage it and send it away. As a Believer, you can have the mind of Christ.
Don’t drink the Kool Aid!
Satan is trying to poison you every single day. Sometimes it comes in a large event, but more often than not he patiently chips away at you... Weakening you, wearying you, causing you to fatigue so you will drop your guard and then he can go in for the kill...don’t drink the Kool Aid!
So how do your guard your mind? How do you keep those harmful thoughts and opinions of others out?
How do I not drink the Kool Aid?
The full armory of God.
You have to not only wear it (found in Ephesians 6), but you have to be able to participate in active combat! You must be alert and in a ready stance to extinguish the fiery darts of the enemy.
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
(2 Chor. 10:5)
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
(2 Tim. 3:16)
Use scriptures and speak them out in your defense when a harmful thought comes your way.
We proclaim how great you are
and tell of the wonderful things you have done. (Psalm 75:1)
Praise His Name! When we praise God it releases supernatural power to shake the kingdom of darkness and dispel the darkness looming about you. Depending on how severe the attack or how many generations it has come, you may have to content for some territory. But you are up for the fight because you are more than a conqueror with Christ. He created you to be able to persevere. Learn what you are capable of and fight for yourself so you will be well equipped and able to then fight for others.
Fight the good fight.
Keep your faith.
Possess a stoic stance that makes the enemy of your soul take one glance and go fleeing in the opposite direction.
Now your heart to the King of Kings.
Maintain a humble posture, remembering all God has brought you through and He did it.
There is true power in humility.
And pack a powerful punch with the Inspired Word of God.
Never give up.
Never accept the assignment of darkness as your inheritance.
Don’t drink the KoolAid!!!
And this is how you overcome.
He came so you could have a more abundant life...rich with vibrant color and living waters.