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Have you ever wanted a vacation, from yourself?
Sounds good at first. But as I talked to God about this, He reminded me,
I am not the enemy.
For most of my Christian life I just wanted God to kill everything in me and make me more like Him. Again, that sounds good at first until you realize, He has a purpose for each of us. We are crucified with Him in death so that we can be raised with Him in life.
Gal 2:20 The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
The enemy wants us to ignore our purpose, to be consumed with trying to meet our needs by our own means. From the very beginning, God’s enemy has been trying to separate Him from humans through lies and accusations. In Genesis 3 we see this enemy planting a question in the hearts of man, “Did God really say?” The enemy wants us to question God’s goodness.
Lately, I am seeing a number of ways the real enemy tries to slip in thoughts. Thoughts like, “I don’t have anything to offer… My life has been a series of failures…”
I don’t have to let these thoughts “land.” But, if the same ones keep coming back, there is something we can do.
I reviewed my previous posts on thoughts and realized a few repeating thoughts. This post on “Wild Thoughts” prompted me to reach out to a friend. She was so helpful and gave me a good resource for my specific issue. I was able to identify a lie that my growth and usefulness, was mainly up to me! God replaced this lie with His truth.
Is there an area in your life that might be stuck?
- Perhaps you have a habit that you can’t seem to stop?
- Or you doubt that you have anything to offer your family, your church, or the world?
We just celebrated Resurrection Sunday and now reflect on Jesus’ words before the ascension.
Matthew 28:19 “go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
Does that sound too grand to grasp?
Don’t limit yourself,
you are in a limitless God.
To be continued…
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