WednesdayOctober 7, 2015

Daily Devotional

Trash talk

By: Pastor Ed Young

Posted: October 7, 2015

From Series: Quarterback

In Topics: All, Direction, Hope, Purpose, Truth



“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13


Trash talk is part of every football game. Teams try to get into each other’s heads to mess up the mentality and focus of their opponent. From the sideline to the line of scrimmage, trash talk can cause some serious problems.

That’s what the devil does, isn’t it? He trash talks us, trying to get us off our game and make us lose our focus. It’s time to realize, though, that the devil’s trash talk is nothing but a weak attempt to affect our play on the field of life. The devil knows that God has great plans for us, so he’s going to try all he can do to mess us up. Maybe he’s reminding you of past mistakes. Maybe he’s calling you a no-count. Don’t buy the devil’s lies. It’s time to turn and cheer back: “Take your hat, your coat, and get on outta here!”


Thank God for the great plan He has in store for your life. Pray for the focus you need to turn to Him and away from the lies of the enemy.


Trade the devil’s lies for God’s Truth! Whenever you begin to hear the voice of the enemy, open your Bible and instead focus on the Truth of what God says!