Last Monday night, we spoke to a large group of youth at a local church. We were set with our PowerPoint, early to the church, hadn’t argued about anything (the normal way the enemy tries to get us) and were excited to share the message of purity with the students. We walked in, set our stuff down and talk with the leader for a bit. We met the tech guy who got us set up, and then hooked up the computer. It decides to do an update. No worries, we have time. We got everything else ready and after the update, went over to the computer, plugged in my thumb drive to pull up the presentation and…
I mean, there was nothing on the thumb drive. The computer registered the drive, but there were no files listed at all. We had put in some extra slides and only had it saved on my thumb drive. So, we went with the next best thing. We pulled out Jenna’s thumb drive and decided we would use the old presentation and work through it. We plugged her's in and…
Ok, so we have no slides now. That’s fine, we can do this without them. The leader introduced us, and as I explained what was going on with the PowerPoint, I could hear Jenna praying a quiet prayer for the computer/thumb drive/presentation. I opened with prayer, moving forward with no slides and included the technology in my prayer as well. By the time I concluded my prayer, opening statements, and started the presentation, Jenna decided to try her thumb drive one more time… and…
All of the files were there. So we plugged in my drive and guess what??!?!! IT WORKED TOO!!!
The enemy is going to do what he can to try and stop you from spreading God’s word and it may seem like he is succeeding. We know that there will be attacks, especially before a presentation and so when they come, we know to turn to the only form of battle that we can; prayer. Satan can’t overcome prayer or a praying person, it’s only when someone takes their focus off of God and puts it on satan’s distraction that he has a chance of winning.
Attacks will come.
Keep your focus on God’s plan and you will be able to see the attacks sooner and sooner. And as soon as you recognize the attack, pray.
Rob and Jenna Crenshaw are founders of Crossroads Club