Newsflash: Satan is alive and well…and he’s been busy.
He has visited most of my friends lately. Most of them are trying to speak out for the Lord. And Satan doesn’t like it. He’s been hurling spears of self-doubt into their hearts. Shooting arrows of self-condemnation into their minds. Exploding grenades of suffering into their spirits. Bringing bombshells of life-changing surprises to their souls.
Discouragement, defeat, despair.
He’s been after me, too.
Not in big ways – but in a thousand little ways – the “drip-drip” of anxiety that has worn me down, the steady hissing of those errant thoughts that get carried away, the temptation to worry about…EVERYTHING!
Including this blog…
You see, I had some computer problems this week…
And the incessant record started playing loudly…
What if my blog disappears?
What if no one can read it anymore?
(Followed quickly by these thoughts)
What if no one wants to read it anymore?
What if I say something wrong?
Or, oh no, what if I run out of ideas?
What if, what if, what if…
I found myself fretting about all kinds of issues. And then I realized I was striving to make this blog work…
So I looked up “striving” in Kirby’s Acrostic Dictionary:
I nsanely and
I nstead of
Oh, Lord…forgive me.
Then He spoke to me:
“Sharon, you do your part, and I’ll do Mine. Just listen to Me, and I’ll do the rest.
I’ll decide who reads these words.
I’ll decide what you should say.
I’ll decide when to say it.
I’ll decide where these words travel.
I’ll decide why this blog is here...
(part of the reason is for what I want to teach YOU, Sharon)
I’ll decide how to get MY message out there.
Just give it to me, and LET IT GO…”
I was reminded yet again, that this is not MY blog, it belongs to God. And the privilege of serving Him is just that – a privilege.
Computer problems will not thwart the purposes of God. He will guard His Word as it travels through us. We must just do OUR part, and LET IT GO…the rest is up to Him.
After all, Satan may be the “prince of the power of the air,” but our Almighty God is KING!
“So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest…” (Matthew 9:38)
Where are you "striving" in your life - what is God asking you to LET GO?
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