This week's success came in winning a battle with the enemy. That enemy is the devil and the lies he speaks quietly into my mind, and then I take and run with . The lies that I've have nothing to offer, or I'm not quite good enough or I'm completely off track in what I am working on or have already done. The feeling I've made too many mistakes, or not impressed or even angered the right or wrong people. It is a tangled web - one that rarely makes sense or can be easily sorted out.
AT the core of it all is not the peace, hope, joy or love that Jesus came and died so that we may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10). No in those moments, I have indeed allowed the thief to steal every good and perfect gift God has offered to me. Those thoughts, feelings and words are not based on truth or love but fear, insecurity and discouragement - bottom line they are not from God.
So how did I win that battle this week - and how do I plan on continuing my winning ways? Those are indeed at the core of my #SmallSuccess. I place my skirmishes in the hands of God, and He multiplies my weapons beyond measure:
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