How many times do I need to write down that God is in control? He has created each of us to individually serve a purpose; He knows everything about us from beginning to end. He knows all of our failures and still He loves us more than anyone else could. How many times do I need to be reminded of the spiritual warfare that is surrounding us? Personally, I am well aware of the enemy’s schemes. I can sit here and recognize what he is trying to accomplish through my mind, so my question is, why do I continue to become fearful if I know that God is on my side? If I believe that God is for me and not against me and I recognize when the enemy is attacking, why do I continue to fall to pieces from worry?
There are points in which I fall that my mind will tear myself apart; where Satan will take my self doubt and fuel the flame by filling me with lies. “You are not enough.” “You’re not parenting the right way.” “He’s not going to love you if you don’t get this right.” Unfortunately, the list of thoughts can go on and on; his lies are believable because we ourselves believe they hold some truth.
Here’s the thing, if someone lied to you about “x, y, or z” and you knew that they had lied, you would call them out on it, right? I typically would, absolutely! So why is it that we are not calling Satan out when we recognize that he’s trying to stir up trouble and wreak havoc in our lives? It’s time to take off our blinders, pull back the curtain, and call him out!
I am enough! I am continuing to do my best and exceed the limits that were placed before me because my God is limitless and He who lives within me is greater than he who lives in the world!
Personally, I know how hard it can be not to become overwhelmed and get caught up in what the world thinks of you. I can easily become lost in the emotions of this world and sometimes it’s hard to get out of the slump that my mind has a habit of burdening myself with. Even knowing the truth and knowing all that I am because of Christ, sometimes the lies feel more real… but if I can let go of the self doubt and if I can grasp exactly who I am in His eyes then it’s easier for me to walk out of the depression that sets in and “reestablish” my place in this world. I understand that sometimes it’s easier said than done. I can read something and think, oh yeah, that absolutely makes sense! Why would I think anything other than that? But honestly, sometimes I just can’t get out of my own way to live it out.
The only thing that matters now is everything You think of me
In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity
You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say I am Yours ♥
You Say – Lauren Daigle
The truth is plain and simple: God loves us unconditionally. We are all here individually, born into the lives that we were at the specific place in time that we were because not only does He have a purpose for each of us that only we can fulfill but because He wanted us to be apart of His family. Therefore no matter what lies the enemy feeds me, I will always find hope in the love that Christ has for me; I will always trust in His promise; I will always keep my faith in Him.
With love in Christ,
Thank You for continuing to forgive our failures and loving us unconditionally. I pray that You will deliver us from our self doubts and lead us to believe in what we already know: that You are for us and not against us. Help us to believe in all that You say we are. Spread Your protection over us and surround us with Your favor as with a shield against the enemy. In Your name, we pray – Amen.