As I was driving into work this morning, I was listening to 95.7 Hallelujah FM on the radio. For the first part of the ride, I had the volume down because I was having my morning talk with God. Then when I turned the volume up, I started getting interference from another radio station. So much that I decided to turn the radio completely off. In the stillness of the quiet, the Holy Spirit said “This is how the enemy interferes with us.” Come on Holy Spirit. See, many times the enemy will show up simply to interfere with what you have going on. he will stop by and interfere with your marriage just when you are about to step out on faith and apply for that new house. he will interfere on your job, right at the time you’re getting ready for that promotion. he will interfere at the church, at the moment membership is going up and the chattering has finally stopped. The enemy has a way of interfering in your life and if you don’t pay attention to it, he’ll have you turning everything completely off. (Just like I did with the radio.)
This is why you need to listen, be alert and sober-minded because if you aren’t you’re likely to miss the interference and blame something or somebody else. And if you miss the interference, you miss the incentive. What do I mean? Well, in hockey, a penalty is assessed anytime you interfere with the progress of an opponent who is not in possession of the puck. In football, there is a penalty for pass interference and if it’s on defense, the other team automatically gets first down on the spot of the foul. Simply meaning, after the interference comes reward. See beloved, the enemy only interfered after my morning talk with God knowing good and well something is about to happen. And for somebody, he’s only interfering with you because he sees what’s about to be thrown your way. The enemy knows the puck/ball is headed in your direction and you’re in line to score so he interferes. Don’t fret, because after the penalty comes the prize of praise that’s about to push you into God’s promise for your life. Don’t miss it! You just need to be mindful of the interference.