Matthew 26:41 (NIV) - "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."
The story behind this scripture is that Jesus goes to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. He know that the betrayal of Judas was headed his way and he needed time to deal with what was ahead of him. He was really struggling with what was about to happen to him. He asked the disciples that were with him to keep watch, while he prayed. But when he returned he found them sleeping. This happened two more times and on the third time he shook them up and told him that the hour of betrayal was soon approaching,
So, why am I sharing this with you all. Simply because we need to be more aware of what is happening to us and around us. If you are praying about a situation, ask God to give you Wisdom about it as well. Our awareness should be heightened simply on the events that are happening daily.
Many of us are falling asleep at the wheel. We are distracted by so many unnecessary things, so much so, that we are getting caught off guard. The truth of the matter is that trouble will come. Whether or not you will be awake in your spirit, mind and body is up to you.
Pay attention to the things going on with you and around you. If your gut tells you something, ask God to confirm it. We don't want things to manifest out of emotions. We want confirmation and clarity.
On many occasions, I have asked God to show me and give me wisdom about a particular situation and believe it or not it has come to fruition. I then acted based on what on the revelation.
Need an example, if you feel a lump in your breast, don't ignore it. It is there. Pray about what you have discovered and then seek a doctor. You may not have seen it with your naked eye, however, you did feel it. So you have been made aware of its presence in your body. Don't spend time on Google looking for answers. Don't spend your time posting it on Social Media seeking prayer and then not going to see a doctor. Go............
Watch and Pray my brothers and sisters. Your unwillingness to stay awake and aware will cost you something so precious in the long run.
Stop allowing everything and everyone to distract you.
WATCH AND PRAY!