This guest post come from Robin Bright, a follower of Christ, single mom of three and Nana of one. She has overcome the trauma of sexual abuse, homelessness, poverty, and addiction to become an advocate for recovery, an entrepreneur, and a community chaplain. She has been a ghost writer for over a decade and is coming out with her own book later in 2019. She is also the Founder at SOZO Recovery House. You can follow her here: Facebook.com/robinana
IS THE DEVIL YOUR VACATION PARTNER?
So there’s this Scripture that tells us:
“And give no PLACE for the devil”- Ephesians 4:27
What does that mean exactly?
What is it to give him a place?
God showed me that we create a space for the enemy with our words. We carve out spaces for him to dwell.
Maybe we say something like: “I’m always anxious” or “I get the flu for two weeks every year” or “I always lose my job.”
We’ve just created a place for him to dwell.
As soon as we say the words he says “thank you for the reservations. Thanks for getting my room ready and creating a welcoming place for me. Don’t worry…I’ll be there twice a year just as you say.”
The Bible tells us our words bring life or death.
Our words create spaces.
Our words give permission.
Our words give the enemy his assignment.
Maybe you said “I always relapse.”
The minute those words hit the universe the enemy took them as his marching orders and started his assignment against you; completely legally.
Today is a good day to ask God if you’ve created any spaces or given the enemy any assignments in your life.
If you have…repent. Cancel those words!
I literally go around saying, “I break those words in the name of Jesus!”
May sound silly but think about it…
This is our life.
We’ve got one shot at this.
Let’s not stall our purpose and create ridiculous obstacles by speaking curses, sickness, mental illness and poverty over ourselves!
But it’s really happening, Robin…
It’s my reality.
Well CHANGE your reality with your words!
The Bible says “let the weak SAY I am strong.
Let the poor SAY I am rich!”
So we can look like idiots?
So our words can change our reality!
If your life doesn’t look like you want it to, it’s time to put a guard over your mouth.
Agree with God’s plan!