Life Lessons

The Uncomfortable Truth

Your biggest prayers, he knows.

The thoughts you speak aloud, God’s dreams and ambitions you share aloud, he knows. Your fears, your anxieties, your pains, he knows.

Instead of helping you, he wants to harm you. He wants to attack you and all his conniving ways. He is NOT your friend, but your WORST enemy. Crazy thing is his outer appearance looks to be golden, but do not be fooled, for all he wants to do is kill, steal and destroy. Who am I referring to? As if you didn’t know: Satan of course.

Last week, I shared with you a quick cure to demolish your weaknesses by using the powerful scripture in 2 Corinthians chapter 10 verse 5. If you haven’t read it check it out here!

This week I would like to share with you the power of your tongue and how you can use it anytime to stop the enemy in his tracks. However, before I get into that, I have a confession to make:

I dropped the ball…

I promise you it wasn’t done intentionally, nevertheless, I should have known that test were on the way.

You see, I currently work in the educational field which requires me to work with a lot of children day in and day out, specifically first graders. From the outside looking in, one might believe that a teaching job is a pretty simple task, however I beg to differ.

Each child is very different and their personalities are continuously growing and maturing. To be frank, you never know what to expect in a days work because every day is different.

Now, it was just week before last I was acknowledged on my accomplishments in the classroom in regards to class management. To receive such wonderful news I was ecstatic. So, when last week came along I was ready to carry out the same hardships just as I had done the week before. However, my ideal week did not turn out as I had wonderfully planned.

Kicking off the week, I missed counted a set of students and was confronted about it. Although I was confronted in a calm, nice manner I couldn’t help but mentally question myself, “Erica, haven’t you been down this road before? When will you get it right?” Midweek, I was given a task to test a set of students and was confronted of how my management could have been a bit firmer. Immediately, questions began to arise again, “Come on Erica, what’s wrong with you? You can’t manage six little first graders?”

Prior to that incident, information had been sitting on my desk to hand to the lead teacher. When I had finally turned it in, I was informed that the information given was very important and it could cause huge trouble since it had not been turned in on time. By the end of the week I found myself at wits end ready to throw in the towel. My emotions had taken control and my thoughts were once again moving a mile a minute questioning all of my actions.

After wallowing in pity and sadness, a still, small voice came to me reminding me, “Do not be afraid for I am with you.”

Alongside that revelation, Abba Father reminded me that I am still growing and although my spirit is willing to move, my flesh is not. Which is why it is important to renew the mind daily, so when issues arise you’ll know how to manage them, not logically, but spiritually.

Final Thoughts:

As you carry out this journey known as life always remember the devil IS NOT your friend! DO NOT give into his set ups, no matter how “comfortable” they may seem.

Comfort is the antithesis of growth. Sometimes you have to get uncomfortable in order for God to really move in your life.

Declare Matthew 10:16 daily and remember that God is sending you out like sheep among wolves; so be as wise as serpents, and innocent, as doves [have no self-serving agenda].

God has a great plan in store for you, but the missions will not always be easy. Do not fret though because He is and will always be with you. Keep in mind testy missions ARE NOT set to harm you, but make you stronger and help you grow.

So, my word for you today is to never sweat the small stuff. Remember that WE have the POWER and AUTHORITY over the devil and by simply smiling in his face when he is attempting to harm US in any way he will flee! Always remember that “with God ALL THINGS are possible.” (Matthew 9:16) and He is ALWAYS with you.

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