John 10:10 (AMP)
“The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life and have it in abundance.”
Ladies and gents, it’s time we fight. I’m gonna go a little spiritual on you so just a forewarning. As I step back into so many situations around me, I see the handy work of a despicable schmuck….aka the devil. He reels us in with his evil schemes. He knows right where to get us too. He messes with our heads in relationships, body image, self confidence, guilt, shame, any negative notion against yourself or those you love……there he is. In this world, we come against evil left and right and we’ve gotta ground our feet in Jesus. Satan will work any magic he can to get you down, sit you back in your pain, or start to make you believe untruth. He knows your past and present struggle and uses them to lure you away from true love and utter peace.
After I tried to commit suicide and got out of the hospital, I went to my apartment to gather my things because living on my own wasn’t the best thing to do while I heal. I walked into my place and could feel the darkness. It lingered so heavy I couldn’t get out of there fast enough. Those with me felt it also, knowing exactly what was going on. I know that in my darkest times, the devil was reeking of joy. He was ready to pounce once again but little did he know that my Jesus just saved me.
I speak these words because I need you to know that we have victory! We’ve got a bigger and better hero in our corner. Whether you are deep in your faith or touching the surface, you scream His name and shmuck face is outta here. We need to cling on to the goodness of what rests deep in our souls because that is one place that evil CANNOT touch! The depth of where Jesus lives inside of you is so far beyond the reach of the devil. Here’s the thing though, you’ve gotta stand strong in it cause it’s too darn hard to fall into the lies. Unconditional love and super power strength is what we get when we stand firm on the power of Jesus. It’s indescribable. I could write all day long about what He’s done for me and the powerful feeling of Him in my corner but you’ve gotta see and feel it for yourself. Shoot, you’ve seen it through my writings. That’s Him! Sure ain’t me coming up with these words cause sweet Jesus, that would be a mess.
Friends, you are greater than you know. You are more powerful than you realize. That pain, that sorrow, that defeat does not own you! It IS NOT where you belong. You belong in the arms of Jesus, fighting a winning battle. You need to reach out to Him, reach out to those that love you dearly, and speak truth. In that comes our victory. In that comes your inner warrior!
“God is up to something or the devil wouldn’t be fighting you this hard. You’re going to win!”