Broken and Under Attack? You see this was the response from my girlfriend who private messaged me after seeing my facebook status. These types of words are usually not connected with me or my facebook posts so this came as a warning to her and not only her, but several of my friends who were genuinely concerned and immediately I knew that was God and He was reminding me that He has me covered.
Isaiah 41: 10 says “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” This scripture resonates so deep within me today because you see Satan has been kicking me around like a dirty chewed up rag doll. Yes that is honestly what I picture when I think about the way I have been feeling lately. For some of you reading this, the idea of spiritual warfare may seem “way out there” and I respect that, but for me it is very real. You see God has given me and my family a very clear vision as to what our purpose is in this life and by following His will for our life we are a “threat” to Satan.
I remember the very first time this concept became real to me. I had just committed my life to following Jesus through Baptism and felt as if I was being pelted left and right with a BB gun of deception, of temptation and of accusation. I shared with Brian the things I was feeling and he explained this concept to me in the most clear and precise way so my very confused mind would understand. My thought was “I just got baptized and committed my life to Christ how can all of this be going on right now.” The enemy uses these three things to distract us from our true mission and our true calling in this beautiful life and the last thing Satan wants is for another one of God’s people to find their way back to Him and His kingdom.
So as I write, I have a new thought on today and this feeling of being broken and under attack. Maybe I was meant to share this feeling because there is another person who needed to hear this message. Maybe God wants to use me to reach someone who doesn’t understand what is really going on in their life and they too are feeling confused. So I’m getting really excited now to be a threat…don’t get me wrong I don’t enjoy all of the pain, but it feels a little differently knowing I can use it to make a difference in someone else’s walk and someone else’s journey. So Satan, I say BRING IT! I have God’s armor and it is stronger than you will ever be.
If you are feeling the same as I have been or just want someone praying for you email me at @ firstname.lastname@example.org, I’d love to encourage you.