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Thinking about any superstitions in our lives

Paper and pens at the ready

I wonder how easy or difficult you find thinking about superstitions. I guess your background will affect that. You may find it easy to bring some to mind because you are a superstitious person and you can think of some without difficulty. You may find it easy for just the opposite reason—you are not at all superstitious and these things do not affect you or have any hold on you. Or, you may not be able to think of any superstitions for a number of reasons.

What I want you to do is get some paper and pen and jot down as many superstitions as you can. I want us to do this because I want us to think about whether these affect us in any way and the fact that you know about them can influence you.

Look over your list. Is your behaviour moderated by any of the superstitions that you have put down? What I mean by this is have you ever done, or not done, something because of the lore in any of these superstitions? Was that done years ago that you can hardly remember the specifics or was it a recent thing?





Perhaps you think that superstitions don’t really do anything. In which case stop doing them! You are living under someone else’s law other than God’s. 

Leaving superstition behind

Many people when they live a Christian life manage to leave behind superstitions even if they lived by them before. If this is you, do you believe that your past actions have any power over you now? Have you ever specifically sought forgiveness from God for these past actions? Do you think that you need to bring them specifically before God even at this later stage of your life?

What if you still live by superstitions. Perhaps you think that they don’t really do anything. In which case stop doing them! You are living under someone else’s law other than God’s. If you find that you can’t stop doing them then let me remind you that your actions are a better indicator of what you believe than what you say. If you find you can’t stop doing them then may I put some loving pressure behind you and say that you must bring this before God. If you are not in control of what you choose to do then someone else is—and it isn’t God.

Food for thought and prayer

“ not give the devil a foothold.” Ephesians 4 v27

“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers…” 2 Corinthians 4 v4 (as a believer then that is not you!!! Be wise about the devil’s schemes)

“Be self controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5 v8

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you. Was your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double minded.” James 4 v7-8

“[God] is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work in us…” Ephesians 3 v20

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