Tools for a Trade War
Do you want to see real success? How about a way to make a six figure salary by this time next year? Why wouldn’t you take that advice? Because those are more than stray thoughts; they choke the life out of you. Like the thought that whispers, “You’re not enough,” or “God doesn’t care about you.” Those thoughts come from a dark place, not just the latest get-rich-quick guru.
What can we do? We can grab those warped words by the throat and say, “Where did you come from?” This is a life and death fight to the finish. The Schemer twists God’s best ideas. He tries to put us in knots, making us think we’re not enough. He uses tools that dishonor the life Christ made possible, for us and everyone we know. Breakthrough is here! Use God’s tools, God’s words, God’s way. His powerful tools are everything you need to make a difference for Christ and his kingdom.
“The world is unprincipled. It’s dog-eat-dog out there! The world doesn’t fight fair. But we don’t live or fight our battles that way—never have and never will. The tools of our trade aren’t for marketing or manipulation, but they are for demolishing that entire massively corrupt culture. We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ. Our tools are ready at hand for clearing the ground of every obstruction and building lives of obedience into maturity.”
2 Corinthians 10:3-6 MSG