Coffee for Your Soul by Mike Sturgeon

1 Peter 5:8 Be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), be vigilant and cautious at all times; for that enemy of yours, the devil, roams around like a lion roaring [ in fierce hunger], seeking someone to seize upon and devour. AMP

Fasting sobers you up like a cup of Hot coffee sobers up a drunk. You may not be physically drunk on alcohol but you could be drunk on your  circumstances.  Lately Tamara and I had become mentally drunk over a circumstance to a point that it was all we talked about.  The problem had become the topic in every conversation. On and on we went until we heard God’s sobering words during a time of prayer. God spoke to our hearts that we had become drunk on the problem and we needed to sober up.

The Lord showed us how to determine if you are drunk on your circumstances. Start by listening to what is coming  out of your mouth. If you can talk for hours about your problem but don’t know of one scripture that speaks to your problem.  Jesus tells us in Matthew 15:18 that the words you speak come from the heart—that’s what defiles you.  

 As you fast and pray ask God to show you the areas that you have become drunk on. Ask Him to reveal the places you are out of balance. Ask Him to expose the doors you have left open and allowed the enemy to devour you. Begin to ask Him to give you a sober, well balanced mind. Tell yourself I will not drunk on my circumstances but vigilant and cautious at all times.

Lord may your words in my heart be sober me up like hot coffee in Jesus name! Amen