Spiritual Attack

trust in lord

It seems as if the moment I decided to fully give my life to Christ is when things got harder and harder. I lost support from certain people, people started saying “you’re different, you’ve changed,” and people started disappearing. I was so confused at first and even questioned myself at times. I didn’t want to be that girl that shoved Jesus in everyone’s face and thought I was “holier than thou.” I didn’t realize it then, but that was just the devil trying his best to throw me off. He doesn’t want me, or any of us to gain a closer relationship with God. It seemed as if the closer I got to God, the harder the devil attacked. The moment you give your life wholeheartedly to God, THINGS WILL CHANGE. The enemy will do everything in his power to steer you from the path that God has chosen for you. If I could be completely honest, things got hard, like really hard. I wanted to give up. I fought with everything to get the devil off my back and it seemed the harder I fought, the stronger he kept coming.

{The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.} John 10:10

What the enemy seemed to forget is that I am a child of God, I belong to Him and Him only. So even when I hit rock bottom and felt like throwing in the towel, God gave me extra strength to fight and keep on fighting. We’re all going to go through different trials and tribulations in our life, but it’s what strengthens our relationship with God and its’ what strengthens us.

One thing that really bothers me is when people put Christianity above God. What do I mean by that? When people are more focused on the religious aspect instead of forming that relationship with God. I can’t tell you how many statuses I see on social media about “Christians” bashing other Christians. Pointing out someone else’s flaws does NOT make you a better person at the end of the day. Jesus himself didn’t do that, so what gives you a right? I’ve learned a long time ago that every one of us have a story. We’ve all been through hurt, heartbreak, feeling lost, alone and so on. It’s so important for us to stop throwing stones at each other and pointing out each other’s flaws and stand together. Now I’m not saying it’s ok to go around cursing, bashing others, going to strip clubs, etc. and then be like “I’m saved, I’m a Christian,” um no, that’s called being a lukewarm Christian and we can’t afford to be that either. We’re all going to fall short, but as long as we’re REALLY trying and giving our hearts to Christ that’s all that matters.

{I will instruct you and teach you the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you} Psalm 32:7

This journey I’m on with Christ in such a beautiful one. Whenever I’m feeling broken, lost, or confused, He’s right there beside me. When I cry out to Jesus, he always answers. I’m an imperfect person loving a perfect God, as we all are. I really wanted to encourage someone tonight that may be feeling like they want to give up because they might not be where they want to be financially, they’re single and thought they would be married by a certain age, they’re not making the money they thought they should be making, they lost a loved one, they’re holding on to years of hurt, whatever it is you might be going through just know that Jesus is there with you every step of the way. You’re not alone. Turn off that trash T.V, turn on Christian music, cry out and praise. It’s the best feeling in the world. Let all of that hurt flow out of you and just cry out to the Lord. You’ll feel like a totally new person and like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. You’ll feel as if you can conquer anything.

I hope I’ve encouraged someone tonight. Know that you’re not alone and you’re loved. ❤

Love,

Mrs. Luster

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