So, you’ve realized by now that you are indeed a control freak. That’s okay, you're not alone. Welcome to the club.
God's word is our key to freedom. It unlocks the lies, destroys the plans of the enemy, and leads us on towards liberty. It is life and protection to us, a sword and a shield. Here now is your reminder that you have the tools you need to not only fight the battle, but win it.
I have a hard time remembering this truth.
Daily I struggle, I fight on my own, or I let the lies of the enemy defeat me. I forget that I have a sure and steady weapon accessible to me. Most of the time I leave it in it’s sheath and I loose another fight. I’m awfully tired of that. God’s word is sure, God’s word is powerful, God’s word is my best protection, and God’s word is my best defense.
When I first started doing this fear had locked me so tight that I was only able to whisper it. But as time went on, freedom allowed me to declare the verse-loudly and with authority. It is a declaration to the enemy that I have no reason to fear, and that God had assured me perfect peace if I keep my thoughts squarely focused on him and his truth. The longer I repeat this truth, and replace it for my fearful and controlling thoughts, the more freedom I am able to walk in.
Want to memorize Bible verses, but don't know where to start? Here are just a few for you to chew on:
Deuteronomy 8:3 for when we are tempted to do things our own way.
Deuteronomy 11:18-21 for when we see our kids struggling like we do.
Proverbs 30:5 for when the battle seems never-ending.
Psalm 119:45 for when freedom seems illusive.
Psalm 91 for when we are afraid, feeling defeated and in need of protection.
Come back Wednesday and I'll share some tips to Bible memorization.
This is part of a month long series on Quitting the Legacy of Control, and putting an end to our control freak ways. Catch up on the rest of the posts here, or by clicking the button below.