When I was in 4th grade, I had a best friend that lived across the street, went to the same school, same church, caught the bus with me, had sleepovers with me. She was fantastic, and we were inseparable. To say the least, one day she got this beautiful, brand new keyboard that cost $100, a lot of money back then.
We played our hearts out, and then, it was time for me to go home. On my way out of the room, I tripped over the cord, pulling the plug from the wall and bending the prongs. This next sentence I’m embarrassed to even type. I never spoke to her again.
I was eaten from the inside out with fear. Fear that I would get in trouble. Fear that she would. Fear that I would have to pay for it somehow. Fear that she would never let me play it again because I couldn’t be trusted. Crippling fear.
Satan used that tiny little lie to strangle a tiny little girl (well, let’s be real, I came out of the womb the size of a first-grader, but I digress) and this month that jack-leg attacked my little girl.
She came to me last week, and with the sobs that came from her body, you would have thought she’d killed someone in our woods. It was so hard to hear, but I just couldn’t help but get tickled. The offense that had eaten her alive was absolutely nothing; it was another “keyboard plug.”
Frozen, stricken, strangled, stuck, shackled in fear is exactly where the enemy wants us to be. It’s there that we can’t love on others, mother our children, honor our husbands/wives, pour into hearts that really need us. It’s there that we are fruitless. And fruitless is great for the enemy.
We want to pull the curtain back on the devil’s stupid scheme. Your truth is not as big and bad as it seems. It’s not. Furthermore, the reason your truth will set you free is because the moment you let fear go is the moment you get to stand up out of it and see it for what it really is/was…nothing.
Don’t believe me? Try me.
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Ps 103:12//Heb 8:12
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