I used to picture myself just barely hanging on, trying to get out of this deep dark pit. That’s how I imagined my life. I remember reading a book, and in the book is a story that’s set in England, of a royal person who as a pit filled with dead animals. The stench causes death. People who were convicted of practically anything would be thrown in that pit.
I was ever so thankful that I didn’t think of myself in that kind of pit!
I used to picture my children hanging on to me and thinking, I must not let go.
When I decided to become a Christian, God’s hand reached out to me, because I was praying and calling out to Him, and he slowly pulled me out of the pit. At first I was standing at the rim of the pit looking down from where I came from. A little while after I was further away and stayed there for awhile. Just recently, God showed me how he covered the pit up and how he made it so solid that I could stand on where the opening used to be and yell, In God’s Holy Name! I Am Victorious!
I did this and I want to share because maybe right now someone reading this feels like they’re clinging on to whatever happiness they have with their dear life.
There are day to day things that happen that stress me out. I noticed that when I’m stressed it’s easy for satan to come in and try to control me. At first it was hard to get rid of him but in time and now, it’s easier and easier to get rid of him. I know as soon as I think a negative thought it’s satan and I really don’t want him around my life.
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So this is what I do, I start to say I Love You God over and over and over and picture those words shoving satan out.
The other thing I would do is start to say in my head all the things I’m thankful for. Thank you God that I’m alive to see my grand children, for the roof over my head, for the food we eat every day, for the clothes I have, for the truck we have to drive us everywhere, on and on and on. You’ll be amazed at how much you have to be thankful for.
When Jesus went into the wilderness for 40 days and 40 nights he used Bible Scripture to battle satan. I couldn’t memorize all the Bible Scriptures but got the meat of what it was. That’s why I would say I Love You God repeatedly and I learned that from Joyce Meyer.
What I did do is write Bible Scriptures on index cards than categorize them into points, Faith, Courage, Strength, Joy, Love, etc. Some Bible Scriptures work for more than one point.
I really worked hard on changing how I think and discerning what I allow to grow in my mind.
I was determined and diligent and that’s how I was able to do it. I got knocked down and got right back up, well not right back up all the time, but I did get back up because that’s how much I didn’t want to go back into the pit!