Written by Rosamond Ennin of Brampton, Ontario

Have you ever had someone try to slide into your DM (Direct Message)? Perhaps on Twitter or Instagram a stranger or acquaintance you haven’t spoken to in years tries to start a private conversation with you out of nowhere, like “Hey, shortie. What’s up? inserts weird emoji.”

The moment you receive the message, you have 101 questions about this person. Who are you and who gave you permission to try to slide into my DM?

It’s easy to put someone in check when they slide into our DM, but are we as quick to put the enemy in check when he tries to slip negative thoughts into our minds? It’s more important to guard our hearts and minds than it is to guard our social media accounts, because as we think, so do we become.

Have you ever asked yourself why some of the things you want to accomplish never get done?

It all begins with our thoughts. What is the condition of your mind? Is it a dumping ground for the enemy? Can he slide into your “DM” and easily leave messages like, “There is no point, you are going to fail”?

These are not DMs you can ignore. When it comes to the enemy, the Bible reveals there is absolutely no truth found in him. In fact, when he speaks, he does not speak of something that he knows will happen, but he speaks of his own resources.

John 8:44 tells us Satan is the father of lies! You can’t keep quiet when the enemy throws negative lies your way. You must respond with truth. The word of God is true, and what is written is also written about you.

A lying thought against your ability deserves to be silenced with truths like these: “The one that is in you is greater than the one that is in the world” and “All hard work brings a profit” (1 John 4:4, Proverbs 14:23).

But what happens when we keep silent? The comments will likely continue. You see, our silence doesn’t scare the enemy. Our silence welcomes the onslaught of more negative thoughts. Jesus showed us what the enemy is truly afraid of – the Word of God! – when He was tempted in the wilderness (Matthew 4 and Luke 4).

If God’s thoughts to us are not only precious but numerous (Psalm 139:17), then it doesn’t make sense to give our attention to the cunning and evil thoughts of the enemy. Such thoughts only produce death in us, but the words and thoughts of God produce life in us!

Watch who you let “slip” into your DM. Do not give the enemy a free pass to slip lies into your mind.