The other night, I was up late…finishing some work on the website and got to sleep around 1:00am. As I laid my head down on my pillow, I said to God… “Well, this is going to be a short night…and so I’m going to definitely need your strength tomorrow.” From there…my eyes closed and I was fast asleep.
As the alarm went off the next morning, I was definitely feeling the side effects of staying up late the night before…as my pain levels had climbed higher, while my body felt as if it was running on steam. Even though I was struggling to wake up and get going into my day; I decided to lean on God’s strength and let Him carry me through this long and busy day that awaited me. I have to tell you…there were moments, when I was truly being put to the test, as I continued to pursue the day with God’s help. It seemed that as God was giving me the strength to go on…Satan was right behind Him…trying to knock me back down; but I got an attitude with Satan and told him to go back down to hell where he belonged and from there, everything started to fall back into place.
In Ephesians 5:11, we read… “Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” I came to see that day; that the only way I was going to be able to press on; was when I chose to get an attitude against evil and to allow the light of God’s presence, to bring his ways to light.
How many times do we actually just put up with what Satan is doing to us? I have come to see that I can’t get an attitude with God; but I definitely can with Satan. Why should we suffer, while fearing evil; when there is someone greater…One whose light can dispel darkness and make it seem as nothing.