Search
Close this search box.

The Patient Thief

He is patient. He prefers sooner than later but he will wait so long as he gets what he wants. He will take your life now or trim time off at the end. A slow death is still a win, it just takes more work. If he can’t take it now he will teach us to abuse it so it eventually becomes less effective and even useless.
His purpose is threefold, to steal, kill and destroy. 

Steal – take, remove or rob.

Kill – stop, eliminate or end.

Destroy – leave no memory of, no recollection of or of no influence.

This applies to our . . .

Bodies 

Lives

Work

Careers

Education 

Minds

Joy

Happiness

Families

Marriages

Relationships 

Money

Reputations

Talents

Pick one. Pick two. He has. He has our numbers and he knows our weaknesses and plans to take full advantage of our handicaps. He never plays fair but always to win.

His strategy has been revealed. He hopes we will forget it or ignore it but if it has to do with taking, stopping or eliminating our influence, count on it; he is all in and involved.

He wants to destroy our influence to the point there is no memory or history of us. If he can’t destroy, he will settle for a kill that has limited memory associated with it. If killing isn’t an option, he will accept thievery. He will take what is ours, especially if we choose not to use a gift or a talent.

He is on the prowl seeking whom he may devour. He is real and plays for keeps. “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.” (Eph 6:12)

We must know our enemy. And it is not us! It is not each other. It is him!

Jesus is a giver not a taker. He redeems, makes new and reconciles. His plans are to give life abundantly.

“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” (John 10:10)

Make no mistake about; there are two plans for our lives. One for evil, the other for good. Be aware. Be alert. Be prepared. And be on guard against the schemes and strategies of the enemy. 

We are at war and we are the ultimate prizes. We are the desired trophies and the reason for bragging rights. A price has been paid for our lives. Don’t let it be stolen, killed or destroyed. Our lives are far too valuable to be wasted.

Share:

More Posts

How to ruin a friendship

How to ruin a friendship. It has been said that a friend walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Good friendships are

Who can you trust?

Don’t miss the latest Ray Sanders Leadership Podcast: WHO CAN YOU TRUST?  This 5 minute thought-provoking episode is certain to inspire and encourage your thoughts

Truth is like a worm

Like the worm, the truth will eventually come out! The narrative makes sense. The pieces fit together. The storyline holds. But in reality, it is

When God Speaks

Methods are good. Discipline is good. Yet, if we aren’t on top of our game, we can come to rely on the predictable for clarity. 

Scatter-minded 

Lackadaisical. What a funny word. The lackadaisical mindset is rooted in lacking. All too often we have a lacking mindset.  As believers, we are called

Ray Sanders Loo

Ready to fuel your journey? 
Let’s connect.

Call Now Button