Do you ever feel off, or out of sync? Maybe you’re having a hard time getting it together, and wonder what you’ve done that’s causing your dilemma. For several days, I’ve been fighting off a cold. For me a cold can lead to asthma because of all the coughing and drainage, so I don’t waste time, I start medicating right away. The side effects of the medication cause other issues, and make it harder for me to hear God’s voice. So if you noticed a difference over the last few days in my writing, that’s why. The enemy will intervene in any way he can to stop the message of Jesus from going out.
Paul was no different. He had to contend with being a prisoner, and the whims of his accusers. He had longed to see the church of the Thessalonians, but had been hindered because of the enemy and his schemes. Just know this, the enemy will use anything he can to prohibit God’s message from going out, and will even throw roadblocks in your way to prevent you from living out God’s plan. Keep pressing forward, muddle through it if you have to, but don’t stop.
because we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, again and again—but Satan hindered us. 1 Thessalonians 2:18