The free dictionary defines a bug as ‘an insect having mouthparts used for piercing and sucking.’ An example is the bedbug. You can also refer to other worrisome insects, like the cockroach, as bugs! Bugs aren’t nice. Actually, ‘to bug’ means to pester & annoy. People don’t invite bugs in, instead, they invite exterminators to fix any bugs who dare invite themselves into their spaces!
Bugs can also be glitches & defects in a computer program or its design. They can be weak areas in a code that give hackers access to the program. Sometimes they just annoy the user by freezing up some & malfunctioning at the most inopportune time, but at other times, they can be quite damning when exploited negatively. A bug not fixed is not just distractive, it can be downright destructive!
That enemy within!
Spiritual bugs manifest like an amalgamation of the natural & computer bugs. They’re vermin that pierce & suck! They can be annoying & frustrating! They cause faith & power glitches! They also open doors for spiritual attacks & destiny hijack! And you know that some electronic bugs are listening devices. Some spiritual bugs are also outposts of demonic surveillance!
Many spiritual bugs operate like embed saboteurs! They stir up illicit passions & actions, then they trigger inner alarms of guilt & condemnation! They create occasions of failure & take advantage of such to puncture momentum & audacity of faith! We call them besetting sins! They are our familiar weaknesses! We excuse them because they’ve been long with us! They’re bugs we enjoy & hate!
Let’s sort of name stuff!
- that short temper & foul words!
- that jealousy & bitterness thing!
- that sexting & ‘funny’ porno stuff!
- that tramadol to ‘calm head down’!
- that secret ritual from some ‘priest’!
- that addictive ‘bedroom drinking’!
- that he/she is ‘just a friend’ situation!
- that ‘I will replace it later’ misappropriation!
There is what you can do!
Sometimes, you’ve got to begin this bug fixing stuff by yourself! You start by stopping! Yes, stop & reflect. Examine yourself! (2 Cor 13:5). Renounce hidden things of dishonesty! (2 Cor 10:1-2). Pull down mental strongholds! (2 Cor 10:3-6). Renew your mind with Gods word! (Rom 12:1-2). Break from people that reinforce your bondage! (Pro 13:20). Be real serious about demanding your freedom!
And then, there are times when you need to call in the experts! Ask for the help of spiritual authority! Open your heart to people who can be trusted & who have a good track record of helping people without betraying their confidences! Yes, such people still exist! Ask God to guide you to such! The earlier you handle this, the less distractive & destructive it will be to your destiny journey!
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us” – Hebrews 12:1 (NLT).
I command that yoke to break! Your spiritual journey will not be impeded! I cut off every resistance to your destiny speed in Jesus Christ name! You will access every blessing & fulfil every purpose of your life in Jesus Christ name!
George IzunwaLead Pastor