I dream of taking you down, taking you all out one by one, scattering you, separating you, isolating you.
I’ve tried through your childhood, and your teen years, but you wouldn’t stay down.
I’ve tried to seduce you with the pleasures of this world- chasing after fame, money, success, making a name for yourself.
I’ve tried to get you through hurting family members, health issues, and such, but it seems to only make you run to Him.
I’ve tried to destroy your life by making you feel worthless, not enough, and incapable of doing anything right. But you keep going back to that Book.
I’ve since tried more subtle tactics: Apathy, laziness, lukewarm living. If I can just get you comfortable enough, comfortable enough to not care.
You won’t need anything and you won’t do anything and everything will just be… okay….
And people will silently go to hell.
And others will desperately search for the light but not find any.
And others will quietly suffer.
But you’re okay and everything on the surface is just so comfortable.
No need to seek or to push yourself out of the ‘safe’ waters.
No need to go deeper.
Just stay right there….
A little extra sleep, a little more slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest… (Proverbs 24:33)
My new dream for you now is for you just to be comfortable and to ‘feel’ safe.
Friends reading this…Don’t stop.
You’ve come so far.
Don’t give up.
Don’t give in.
And please stop listening to the enemy’s lies.
His job and sole purpose is to destroy you.
Pick your Sword back up and fight the good fight.
The plans of the King are not just about your story-
But He wants to use your story to change someone else’s story.
Stay in the ring.
You are not alone. And don’t for a second let the enemy tell you that you are.
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8