Today I was sitting outside spending some time with God. In the midst of trying not to stress and fix the circumstances in my life, I found myself needing to just back away and spend time with my Lord. All of a sudden I was distracted by lots of thoughts that have been going through my head lately and I found myself going down the destructive road of believing that I am not worthy of good gifts.
I'll admit that there are just certain areas of my life that I have so often struggled with feeling like I am not good enough to receive in. Lies began creeping into my thoughts when I all of a sudden I felt the reality of an internal struggle. It was time to begin fighting off the lies that too often capture me and hold me in the bondage of feeling like I am not beautiful, not good enough, not likable, and not worthy of good gifts. It is almost as if I could literally feel the chains wrap around me and all of a sudden my eyes were opened to the battle. The enemy knows where to hurt me most and as I had the realization of what was really going on in my thoughts, the words, "You have no power over me" came into my mind. It immediately reminded of a scene from the Labyrinth:
My revelation was the very simple realization that Satan has no power over me. I know that he tries to hinder truth from penetrating my heart. I have been on a road of realization in the last few months - my eyes being opened to how God sees me and who I really am. Satan has had too much victory in my life in how I view myself. But, he has no power over me. The truth is that I am cherished, valuable, special, and worthy of great things in my life. I am beautiful, empowered, joyful, and my heart for Jesus delights my Lord. I'm not gloating. I am just stating facts - and I need to state them more often because they are the truth of who I am. I'm a priceless treasure to a wonderful and loving God. I pray that you may live in the same realization. He loves us all so very much.