The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
-John 10:10 NKJV
I hate spiders and they know it! I believe they have a secret vendetta against me. "When she lets her guard down, attack!"
Yesterday I was in my bathroom minding my own business and this daddy long leg decided to invade my space! I saw that thang put one of his icky legs around the corner of my shower door and I moved so fast I hurt my back. So now I'm in there angry because it scared the mess out of me and I hurt myself tryin to get away from it!
I grabbed some spray next to me and got him one good time, chased him down (he was quick), and smashed him up. For the first time like ever I kinda felt bad about the killing because I had so much anger in my heart towards it. I thought about how my pure fear caused me to go into straight kill mode. I said to myself, "Man if that ain't like the devil."
He gets so afraid of us finding out our potential, walking in our callings, figuring out who we
are in God, and just living an obedient life that his first instinct is to spray us down with lies and then stomp us out with these smokescreens that make us think we aren't gonna make it.
His fear drives him to play no games and he shows up to steal, kill, and destroy by any means necessary.
But be encouraged my siblings in the faith because we don't have to give up in defeat. There is no weapon formed against us that will ever prosper. So the devil might aim and fire, he might even knock you down a few times BUT God! He came that we may have life more abundantly! When we feel that the enemy has succeeded in his task of squashing us like a spider understand that God has a way of turning those events into awesome slaps in the devil's face.
We carry God's name as His children and He will do what He has to do to encourage us, set us back on track, and resurrect us so that He may get the glory, souls be saved, and you walk in peace and victory!!!
When you feel the attacks of the enemy are constant just understand he's afraid. Keep going!!! Scare him to the point that he has to flee!!!
Stay on your post! That means keep doing what God has told you to do in spite of!
Continue to praise. Because that will keep you from a negative headspace.
Call on Jesus! Because the enemy can't beat Him. He just can't.
And rest in the fact that your persistence in Christ will reveal the enemy for who he truly is, a coward who must back down at the name of Jesus and who will flee when he sees that you can resist him.
Keep going! Be persistent! He's more afraid of you than you are of him ;)
Melanie N. Lee
I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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