I’m feeling feelings today. Yup, I’m one of those people. Sometimes I consider it a blessing to feel things the way I feel them, because everything is heightened. My excitement and joy feels wonderful. Then other times it’s a curse, my sadness and despair is unbearable.
What do I feel today? Lost and confuse, hurt, scared and in a slump. You may be wondering why. Honestly, I don’t have an adequate reason. I am carrying the world on my shoulders and we know that’s not my job.
Hey, Christian men and women, tell me what I did wrong. I started my day like this, I said a very brief prayer to God, then I went for my computer, looked through my e-mail and I read this article. Then I started to feel worried, disheartened, doubtful and afraid.
These emotions are the greatest weapons of the demonic world. They render you powerless before you even get in to the ring to fight.
When David went to battle the giant Goliath, he put on His spiritual armor and he didn’t doubt for a minute that God would help him defeat the giant, he didn’t worry that he was much smaller than the massive force before him, he believed with all his might that God was with him, and he defeated the giant. I want that faith.
We all have Goliaths before us, mine is fear, anxiety, worry, guilt, self-doubt, discouragement, etc. The negative thoughts and images these strongholds produce are illusions, deceits, and lies of the enemy, and the only way to defeat them is to put on the armor of God everyday and take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. I’m working on that, because I don’t want to be defeated before I even get in the ring and I certainly don’t want to be a prisoner of my own mind. I want to break free from the strongholds that keep me in bondage. I want to be a champion for God, myself, my children, my husband, my family and friends and I want to be happy. I want to be a free woman.
Related Bible Verses:
Ephesians 6:10-18 (New International Version)
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For 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. 13 Therefore 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. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And 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 Lord’s people.
2 Corinthians 10:5 (New International Version)
5 We 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.