On a beautiful morning when the kids were about were about to leave the house for school, a mouse ran into my house. It ran in, I ran out. I stood outside in the garden screaming while my boys (12 and 13) were inside turning the lounge upside down in efforts to locate the mouse and usher it out of the house. I am the adult, I am supposed to be in control, the mouse is small and I am big but the absolute terror that gripped me rendered me useless to act. Realising my kids were going to be late, I snapped out of it, hugged them goodbye and assured them I would be ok with a mouse in my office (the lounge which doubles up as my office). Left alone in the house with my fears and the mouse, I did what any Christian woman would do…I sat on the dining room table praying, wide- eyed and terrified: “Lord, please let the mouse show itself because if I can see it, I will be less scared.” As I continued to pray, the mouse ran up the WiFi cables on the wall, and I started to move and it went back into hiding. I got the broom, resumed position, and continued to pray in the same vein as before, quoting scripture; the mouse ran up again and this time I was armed and ready. I was still scared as I chased it with the broom, shouting, “In the Name of Jesus!!” until the chase ended with me victorious.
After I stopped crying and had calmed down, I realised the mouse had come to teach me a few lessons:
- Fear makes us unable to move and keeps us from acting against the enemy’s evil schemes, but prayer gives us faith to act. (Psalm 34:4)
- Prayer changes things, and when we pray, be ready to act to get rid of the small things that come to rob you of your spiritual growth. (Eph 6:10 -18 Full armour)
- No matter what comes into your house- God is bigger than our problems and is an ever-present help in times of need. (Psalm 46:1)
So the next time a mouse comes to create chaos in your spiritual life, go to war immediately and do not be intimidated for “No weapon (even a mouse) formed against you shall prosper (Isaiah 54:1)”, for you are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:37).