Have you heard the parable of the two wolves? I love the story. It reminds me to be careful what I feed in my life. Since I want the good, I need to make sure that I am intentionally focusing on the good every day. Since the beginning of time, there has been a war raging inside of us. Satan is evil and he wants to destroy us. Therefore, we need to make sure that we are giving our power to the good.
The only way the devil can increase his power over us is if we listen to him and allow him to draw us away from God. He is sneaky. Therefore, he doesn’t announce himself to us. Most of the time, he sneaks into our daily lives without us ever recognizing him. He’s the anger, the jealousy, the judgment, the guilt, the ego, etc. If we seek the Lord, however, and draw closer to Him, then He will draw closer to us.
When I start feeling bad, then I look at my behavior. What is making me feel bad? Usually, if I will just pause, and start reviewing my life, then I will be able to find the problem.
The enemy loves to use guilt on me. Especially mom guilt. Last night, I was feeling guilty over things I had done years ago. In my turmoil, I asked God to forgive me. Then, the still small voice spoke to me. God told me to forgive myself and let it go. At the time, I did the best that I could do with the wisdom and knowledge that I had. So often we carry burdens that don’t need to be carried. It is such a blessing to lay it all down at the feet of Jesus and just leave it there. He has grace for our every need.