But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin when it is accomplished, bringeth forth death. —James 1:14-15
I have seen great ocean liners docked in the ports of Hong Kong, vessels weighing thousands of tons with mammoth engines that propel them across the oceans. But they will be docked in the bay and a little old tugboat can hook a chain to that boat and draw it away. It would be a different story if that ocean liner suddenly started its engines and threw its gears in reverse.
The same thing is true of believers. The devil cannot take you in tow unless your engines are shut down. Second Timothy 2:26 says, "These are they that are taken captive of the devil at his will." Don't allow the devil to dry dock your spirit.
If you shut down your mind to the things of God, you will give in to your own lusts and passions, allowing the enemy to seduce you into watching soap operas or football games.
Ride the waves of adversity fueled by the Holy Ghost. Let His wind fill your sails and empower you toward His destination.
God, fill my engines with the fuel of Your
power. Ignite me with Your Spirit. With
Your Wind, propel me in the ways
You want me to go. Amen.