I cannot stand the fact that I am a stubborn learner. I have to trudge through mud and filth a few times before I start looking for a better alternative.
I like, no love control. Can I get a witness?! Control of who makes my food, what clothes I buy, what time I get up in the morning, my schedule, how orderly life looks like from the outside, and so on, and so on.
And that is one of those character flaws that Jesus really likes to wear down. Like 100 grit sand paper on a rusty car. The whole premise of our being is to surrender to an Almighty, All Powerful, All Knowing God. And believe me, that surrender is good, my friend.
I have heard probably a hundred times here lately, "Well life just has thrown me some bad cards" or "Bad things always happen to good people". Unfortunately, those words are not biblical or the truth. We live in a sin ridden world. Many times we look at the people in our life or the circumstances that we are facing as the enemy that we must fight against. Tooth and Nail. To the Death.
Dear friend, I have spent too many days thinking like that too. She is the reason that... If you knew what they did.... My life would be a whole lot better if I didn't have to ... Fighting against the sinner and not the Author of Sin.
I am so thankful that Jesus wrapped my kicking and screaming body up in His lap and whispered who my true Enemy was. It is Satan. If I spend my time fighting against my friend or neighbor or family member, I am doing exactly what Satan wants. I am being outwitted by him. (2 Corinthians 2:11)
Now, I don't know about you, but I don't like to be outwitted by anyone! I especially do not want the Author of Deception to come in my house, my car, my workplace, my church, stir up lies and hatred, and run outside to watch the chaos happen. That reminds me of some very bad sci-fi movies!
He is banking his existence and power on being able to fool you. To fool me.
Oh, but there is hope! See, if we are His, sons and daughters of the True King, we have His inheritance and power. Dwelling inside of us.
I heard Priscilla Shirer put it this way, "What a shame it would be if Satan believed more about the Power inside of us than we did."
Let us be warriors in our inner room. For we know who our Enemy is. And we know the God who has already smite him. Fight against the one who has been defeated not against the ones who need to see God's grace.
For His love covers a multitude of sin. (1 Peter 4:8)
love and laughter,