Window of Opportunity
“When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.” (Luke 4:13, NIV)
Thieves look for “windows of opportunity” or the best time to enter, get what they came for, and leave undetected. They look for moments when you’re not around, tired, distracted, vulnerable, or unaware of your surroundings. They look for open windows and unlocked doors when people are asleep or at work. They look for ways to disarm your security system. In public, they approach without warning while you’re standing next to your car with your arms full of shopping bags.
Every time you defeat Satan, the original thief, it’s important you remember the truth of this verse. He will come again. He is the ultimate opportunist who will return at a more favorable time to accomplish his destructive mission. Ask yourself: (1) What are the open and unsecured windows in my life? (2) When and where will Satan come after me? (3) What lie will he tell me? (4) What temptation will he use to entice me to sin? (5) Are my defenses down because of unresolved anger, hurt and unforgiveness? (6) Am I emotionally and spiritually vulnerable? (7) Have I been backsliding and turning away from God, trying to find comfort in the world?
Child of God, I encourage you to ask God to reveal any potentially open window in your life. Close it and secure it today. Be bold and put a sign up, “This house is covered and protected by the blood of Jesus. Everyone who lives here is armed with the Word of God and ready for a fight!”
Lord, thank you for the power and strength of your Word. I call you Lord and submit my life to you. I will close every window of opportunity for sin in my life. I will stand on the power of your Word and fight the thief who only comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray, amen.