How the Devil Knows my Weakness

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How the Devil Knows my Weakness

I made a mistake a long time ago and let the devil know my weakness. Now I walk around everyday with him whispering my can’ts, what-ifs, and I’m nots to me all day.

 

I can’t give him all the credit though, I’m pretty sure I meet him more than half the way. After all I have more control over me than he does. Do you know he can’t even read my mind? So pretty much what he knows, I told him, one way or the other.

He may not be able to read my mind, but he is a great listener, whether I want him to or not. So every time I talk about my weaknesses and short-comings he hears me. When I am anxious; worried; afraid; nervous; angry; sad; depressed or any other poisonous emotion, he notices, because he is very observant. He pays very close attention to my body language and actions, and when I am most vulnerable he pounces like a predator and hits me where it really hurts.

I am Satan’s greatness ally in the war against myself. He would stop at nothing to keep me from discovering the champion I am deep inside. He would stop at nothing to keep me from shining and showing the world what God’s light looks like in me.

So I have challenges. I have the regular kind, like everyone else. Then there is my own personal spiritual battle with the stronghold of ****. Unh-unh, I’m not going to say it this time.

I know one thing; I can’t be Satan’s bitch any longer. I have a family I need to be a confident; empowered woman for. If I don’t man-up, I mean woman-up for my children then what chance will they have in this sinful world.

I have been receiving a message a lot lately, through God’s messengers. Preparation and discipline is the key. I can’t just be praying (more like begging) for God’s help and do nothing while I wait. I have to believe God will answer my prayers. I also have to prepare my life and my heart to receive his blessing.

I have been victim for way to long, and I have had enough. The devil is probably reading this right now and laughing to his self, saying “Sure, I’ve heard that before.”

Nevertheless, today is the day I take charge of my life by handing it over to God. Trusting HIM wholly, arming myself with his word; prayer;  and then prepare for his blessing.

Starting with studying the word; praying; meditation; exercise; discipline; filtering what I watch and listen to; facing my fears; educating myself; enjoying life’s precious moments; being thankful in all things; and positive self-talk.  It’s a new day.

God’s Word:

 

Jeremiah 29: 11-14

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity.

[b] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

Ephesians 6:10-17 (NIV)

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

Philippians 4:6-7

 

6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 10:5 (New International Version)

5We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

By | 2017-02-22T13:20:26+00:00 March 17th, 2010|Bible Talk, Featured, My Journey, Real Issues|1 Comment

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  1. Chadwick Polselli March 18, 2010 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Hey this is a great post. I’m going to email this to my friends. I stumbled on this while googling for some music downloads, I’ll be sure to come back. thanks for sharing.

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