This is less of a post and more of a declaration. There’s no more backing down.
Ever wonder how you can go from cheerful to feeling like someone just punched you in the stomach so quickly? Or go from being confident, to wondering who you even are? Or feel like you can run a marathon and you run face first into a 6ft. thick brick wall? Or go from standing on top of the world, arms open wide…to caught under the current desperate for life? …The list could go on forever but I think we all know the feelings, we’ve all been there. Or maybe even some of us have made the downside our place, we’ve gotten accustomed to taking the hits.
Well I’m done.
Cause here’s the truth, like it or not spiritual or not, those are the times when satan tries to contend with your mind in a boxing match, or maybe its more like your heart in a dark alley. Its every moment that isn’t hopeful, that isn’t built on faith, that leaves you feeling weak, broken, and just dirty. These are the moments when you have to see clearly that its his doing.
There are no maybe’s, there are no questions. This is him, and you don’t have to take it.
Would you let someone drag you from streets of gold onto a dark path, and then begin beating life out of you? Or slowly link chains around your heart, while lying there as if they had reason?
So why do we let it in daily? I think sometimes, we believe the lies he tells us about ourselves are true. Or that maybe we even deserve what we are feeling or getting from life.
Well, The lies aren’t true. You are an heir with Christ, what he has…you have. Secondly, Christ came so we didn’t get what we deserved. The question shouldn’t be do you deserve it, because Christ came so you wouldn’t have to take it.
This goes for every time you feel like you finally see who you are and are proud of you, then suddenly whispers come up against your heart telling you every reason you really aren’t who you think you are, every reason we fall short…Don’t believe the lies.
Every time you finally think you are going to find what you’ve been hoping for and doubt creeps in…Strangle the doubt.
Every time you begin to feel horrible because something was said or done to you that cut straight to your heart…don’t give those words the pleasure of hurting your heart, don’t give them authority to dictate to you what to feel about YOU. The authority is yours, don’t give it to demonic attacks.
This goes for every time you start to feel inferior, and small…..wouldn’t every enemy want whats royalty to believe they are peasant people?
This list could go on and on, the baseline is if it doesn’t breed life in you, don’t let it in.
Here’s the thing I am tired of the lies, I am tired of feeling my heart start to pound when satan cuts me with fear. I am tired of standing still as he tells me lies about who I am, and the tragedy is when…I believe him. I am tired of taking his punches, his insults, his beatings.
I’ve never pictured myself to be the one backing down, but I’ve done it so much. I’m Done.
This is a declaration against the lie that you aren’t enough. YOU ARE. That you can’t live the dream your heart longs for. YOU CAN. That the shame you feel is yours. ITS NOT. That you aren’t made for victory. YOU ARE. That you aren’t strong enough. YOU ARE. That you can’t win this battle. YOU CAN. That you aren’t worth it…….YOU ALWAYS WERE AND ALWAYS WILL BE.
Every single one of these things is already yours, Christ died to set us free so we could become who we are. I once heard, that “we are more then sinners saved by grace”, its time we start living for the more. Its time we start living past the door of Saved Sinner, and into the realm of Heir with Christ. Claiming who we always were after grace, who we are right now. The battle isn’t yours to fight its yours to win.
Don’t back down, please… don’t back down.