Are you tired of being sick and tired?
I mean it.
Enough is Enough!
My pastor says that when you get to that point, things are going to change…and he’s right!
Things are changing my friends.
It has been almost four years since my marriage took a hit that some marriages and families don’t survive. My husband is my best friend and my family is thriving. There has been lots of beautiful mercy and grace poured out on my family. We have all grown in so many ways. God has been so good to us.
But then there are times that I have felt like I’m either on a roller coaster or on the losing end of a wrestling match.
I have wanted to give up more times than I care to admit.
You would think I’d know by now that the enemy hates me (and you). He wants to devour me (and you) and he will use any means to do it.
I have made it easy for the enemy.
That makes my stomach turn over.
I have felt like I’m walking around with a blanket on my head. Confused. Weary. Blurry.
Yes…I can be a little dramatic but I’m not kidding about this.
Recently, my husband spoke words to me that shook me and ripped that blanket off my head. I can see now.
And I’m pissed!
Here’s the conversation between me and Jeff. This was after I had finished spiraling out of control, lost in a whirlwind of emotions.
Me: (uh oh he said my name)
Jeff: “After all we have been through, do you believe God’s hand is on our marriage”?
Me: Heavy sighs. “Yes.” More sighs and looking down.
Jeff: “I love you and I promise to always do my best to point you back to Jesus. I promise to always talk through this stuff with you as God heals this part in your heart. BUT DEBBIE, sweetie, at some point you gotta do your part. At some point, you’ve got to put up a fight and not always leave it up to me.”
I realized I have been easy prey.
Why would I be easy prey?
Because I believe so many lies.
I can blame it on lots of things: hurt, disappointment, anger, addiction, death, guilt, shame….the list could go on and on….
This list has been building since I was a little girl.
Right now, I find myself doing the Armor of God study with about 13 ladies in three different settings. A few months ago, I did this same study with about 30 ladies. Our church just had our first Vacation Bible School and it was on the Armor of God.
I’m cracking up thinking about it…Do you think God’s trying to tell me something?
God has given us everything we need in Christ.
But we gotta believe it first.
Then we gotta receive it.
And then you have to walk it out…USE what has been given to you.
Stop being lazy.
I know that might have hurt. But I have been guilty of the same thing.
I’m so used to traveling certain familiar paths…it just flows easier, you know?
God sent His only Son to die for us, raised Him from the dead so that we could have LIFE…
And we gonna just flow down the easy path?
NO! That is NOT what we are going to do!
I’m done living that life y’all. It sucks!
Enough is Enough!
That is why I’m writing.
For you and for me. We are in this together. Brothers and sisters in Christ.
Exposing Lies and Embracing God’s Truth.
That’s how to live the New Life.
I have so much to share with you. Let’s grow in Christ together.
Disclaimer: I am not perfect. I make mistakes. I do not have all the answers. But I know Jesus…and He does.
Ephesians 6:10-18 (ESV)
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14 Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16 In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;17 and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18 praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.