Let me ask you this.. Have you ever had this thought?
I just don’t feel like myself at all. It’s like this switch flipped and I don’t even know who I am. I allowed one thing to come into my life and now I feel like it has completely overtaken me. I feel lost like a child who can’t find their parents. Wanting nothing more than to find them. Crying uncontrollably, asking for help, sitting in a corner, scared of what will happen or who will try to talk to you. I don’t want to feel like this. I just want to be home, safe with my family again.
Now this isn’t literal obviously because we’re not children. But have you found yourself in a place where you can’t find God? You feel like you’re so lost you won’t ever find your way back home? Like you’ll never feel His presence again.
Most of us don’t ask ourselves this question though.
Let me step back and see what it is that has actually brought me to this place.
The enemy hates our guts. He will do anything to trip us up, make us stumble and fall and he wants us to die a slow painful death. I am well aware of this and hate it with everything inside of me but at the same time I love it because I know that Daddy God has a HUGE plan for our life. What we have to realize is that the enemy doesn’t want the plan that God has for us to come to pass. Me writing this is something the enemy doesn’t want. I know for myself that Daddy God has me in a season of encouraging, inspiring, and showing Jesus to the world. Do you really think the enemy wants me to do that? Heck no! He wants me to fail in every way possible.
Let me open your eyes for a moment.
The enemy uses the same tactics he has always used and he is going to continue using them over and over and over again. If it were me I mean, I would at least switch it up every other time. So the things we either struggle with or have struggled with.. he’s going to keep using those things to trip us up.
He is an IDIOT! Yet.. kinda smart. (no I don’t applaud the enemy)
I know you’re thinking why would the enemy use the same “game plan” every time?
I mean imagine what football would be like if one of the teams playing used the same game plan every time. You know you wouldn’t enjoy watching it anymore. The other teams they play would always win because if they’re using the same game plan the other team would always know exactly how to beat them.
Well the enemy does the same thing. But do you really know why he does that? It’s because it’s what has always worked for him. We somehow find ourselves in a place we never expected. But it is our job not to continue falling. We all know that we have been tempted and we win some and we lose some.
I mean me, I want to win!
We don’t live our lives saying okay let’s just fall at every temptation that comes our way. I mean true followers of Christ don’t intentionally want to live a life completely rebellious to God.
I want to live a life glorifying His name in every single way possible. I want to shine the light of Jesus everywhere I go.
Matthew 5:14-15 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.
We’re buzzing along living life just fine, resisting, resisting, resisting, and then.. BOOM!!! Temptation hits and you believe you’re strong enough, nah you won’t fall.. we are sure of it, but then we do. We fell… Ughhh.. why??
What comes next?
After the fall comes that inevitable season of regret, we beat ourselves up and commit to never fall again. But we feel so defeated, like why couldn’t we just be strong enough?
1 Corinthians 10:13 No test or temptation that comes your way is beyond the course of what others have had to face. All you need to remember is that God will never let you down; he’ll never let you be pushed past your limit; he’ll always be there to help you come through it.
The key is don’t let this get you down. That’s exactly what the enemy wants. He wants you to be in a place of regret, unforgiveness, fear, anxiety, he wants you to believe that you can’t be forgiven for falling. He wants you to sulk in the regret and guilt of falling.
We can’t allow the enemies lies to cloud what The Father says.
Romans 8:1-2 So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.
No temptation will overtake us if we allow God to take control of it. When we make mistakes don’t beat yourself up brush off the dust God will meet you there.
You might find yourself in a place where you have fallen and just like the Life Alert commercial.. You can’t get up lol (I had to use that) When you find yourself controlled by a sin, it forms these chains of bondage. This is a place I have been and only God can free you from it. No matter what you try to get out of it on your own, it won’t leave.
When you’re in bondage it’s like sitting in a chair with ropes tied around you. It seems like there’s no way to get out. No matter how hard you try. You’re stuck.
But there is a way out! You can break free with God’s help. No, you don’t have the strength to do it yourself (I’ve tried), but Daddy God is more than powerful enough to set you free my dear. All you have to do is surrender yourself to Him. When you do that, He can in one fell swoop can remove everything that was tying you down.
He will replace all of that stuff with freedom. True freedom!
You have to choose though. Do you truly want to live in freedom? We can’t do this in a half-hearted “wish I could change” kind of attitude. We have to be all in or not at all.
Yea that five letter word actually holds a LOT of power. You have the choice. Once this decision is truly made, the Spirit of God will overtake you and do all the work behind the scenes. All you have to do is surrender, submit to His plan, His will no matter how hard that is, and watch those chains break and fall off of you.
It will be a thing of the past, no longer a thing of the present, all gone just like God said he would tie it to a rock and throw it to the bottom of the ocean, All gone!
God calls us to live in complete and total freedom. what do you decide?
Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.
YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER
❤ I love you all!