Boy, do I get tired of the devil. Seriously, this dude and his lies and accusations are really annoying!! I don’t know about you, but he causes me to worry, makes me think about the worst of the worst of the worst, causes me to feel defeated, and somehow causes me to focus on my problems instead of on God. And when I let him, before I know it, I feel defeated.
I am learning to see the devil for who he is and continue to pray God gives me wisdom and discernment to see his tricks before I fall victim to them. I am learning that when he brings a worrisome thought before me, feelings of inadequacy, condemnation, and the like, I tell him flat out, “SHUT UP DEVIL!” I try to follow that command with a scripture. Sometimes the scripture compliments the thought or trick he’s trying to play on me, other times it’s just the first scripture that comes to my mind. One time I yelled out the verse, Jesus wept lol. The point is it’s the Word of God and the Bible says in James 4:7,
Therefore, submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.
And boy does he run.
However, it’s important to be in God’s Word to know truth from a lie. If you don’t know what’s in the Word you won’t know the difference. You won’t be able to tell if what you’re hearing is God, the devil, or you. I am getting better at this the more I spend in His Word and learn the character of God. I know to reject thoughts of fear because His Word says “He didn’t give me a spirit of fear.” (2 Tim 1:7) When I started pondering whether or not God loves me because of the mistakes I’ve made, they straight up get REJECTED. The character of God is love and He is for me not against me. I picture the devil trying to dunk on me and before he gets to the rim I slap the ball so hard out of his hands it goes all the way to the other side of the court. REJECTED!
So dive into God’s Word and know what He says about you; how precious you are to Him. Find out all the many blessings He has in store for you. The promises He has given to His children. When you know these things, the devil doesn’t stand a chance. When he tries to tell you you aren’t good enough, you can easily tell him to, “SHUT UP!!!” I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Ps 139:14), A man or woman of God made in the likeness of Him (Gen 1:27). When he tries to tell you God isn’t hearing your prayers, “SHUT UP devil!!! You are a LIAR, because in Zechariah 13:9 God’s Word says, “They will call on my name and I will answer them.” Say boldly, He hears me when I pray and even though I’m not seeing the manifestation of my prayers YET, I know God is working behind the scenes. Because ALL things work together for the good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.”(Rom 8:28) Man, I’m getting fired up by just typing these declarations!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!
Friends, if you have the devil in your ear today, telling you lies and trying to condemn you. Use your voice! Use the Word! Tell him where he’s headed, NOT you! Stop being a punching bag and PUNCH BACK!!! If GOD BE FOR YOU WHOOOOOOOOO CAN BE AGAINST YOU!!!!