Thursday, June 3, 2010

One Little Battle at a Time

It is the funniest thing. The Lord seems to know just what battles I am going to have in any given day and He seems to equip me with His Word, my sword, that very morning. Hmmmm. (wink)

In the battle to take back my life, my mind, the Lord seems to be training me. As a new day unfolds, old lies try to resurface. I believe so I can deal with them and have victory over them, hopefully once and for all. That would be nice, wouldn't it? ;-)

I read this scripture yesterday and chose to meditate on it throughout the day. When I do that I write it out on a large note card and put it on the kitchen cabinet and read it throughout the day.

I [the Lord] will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. (Ps. 32:8)

Little did I know that an old familiar lie would surface and need to be struck down with this truth that very day! I am having a little bit of a hard time navigating stepping back into my role here at home. It is so awesome to feel so good and so normal, but I feel as though I have been away for ten months. It is like having been gone for a long time and needing to step right back into the game. Trying to remember where we were, where we are now, what needs done, what takes priority, on the list goes. This could and has thrown me in the past.

Here are the lies. "I 'feel' so lost!"
And, "I don't know what to do, and I need to know right now!"
(we will get back to that 'need to know' in another post ;-)

Do you see how He prepared me? Read the verse again. I am NOT lost. The LORD will instruct me and teach me in the way I should go! He counsels me with His eye upon me! Do I need to 'feel' lost? NO!! I am not lost and the lost 'feeling' is a lie from the enemy trying to disturb my peace. This type of thinking would have sent me down a huge spiral in the past. This lie promotes anxiety and fear, two things that wreak havoc on the body. Not to mention, they are SIN!

There you have it, one little lesson in the bazillion the Lord is teaching me! Can you imagine if we did not have Him or His Word? I shudder at the thought.

For who is God except the Lord? Or who is the Rock save our God,

The God who girds me with strength and makes my way perfect?

He makes my feet like hinds' feet [able to stand firmly or make progress on the dangerous heights of testing and trouble]; He sets me securely upon my high places.

He teaches my hands to war, so that my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
(Ps. 18:31-34)
Have you been meditating on lies? Do you take your thoughts captive? Do you know the Word of God says to take EVERY thought captive? Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you which lies you might be listening to. You might be surprised, I know I was blown away by all the lies I have bought into. I would love to hear your thoughts!


The Gilmore Family said...

Michelle, your words of encouragement make me want to weep. I so want to not believe lies any more.

The Girl in the Pink Dress said...

This is DEFINITELY something I go through! What an amazing truth you've shared. Thank you so much for the encouragement!
The Girl in the Pink Dress

Coby said...

What an excellent question: "Have you been meditating on lies?" How often do I find myself meditating on lies versus the truth! Very convicting! (I'm off to repent and get it right :) ) Thank you for sharing this.

Camille said...

Wonderful post Michelle. What a blessing the LORD is teaching you these truths and you are sharing them with us. HIS WORD is TRUTH and we are to meditate on it day and night. You are going about things the right way...writing out the Scripture on a card to have it before your eyes is a great idea. How PRECIOUS His WORD is!! Listening to lies is not what we are to do...I *love* Philippians 4:4-8 ~ what we are to fill our minds with! How much of what we entertain in our thoughts goes against these verses.

Blessings to you today!
With Love,

Jenn said...

Michelle, there have been periods of time in my life when I have been debilitated by fear. In broad day light and to the normal person my fears would seem ridiculous, but to me they were huge. The darkness during those times just about swallowed me up. I still struggle with it at times, but thankfully I have learned to call out in prayer using verses as my guide.

I am so thankful for all you have been sharing with us. I need to get back into memorizing and posting scripture. Thanks for the reminder.

Josh said...

Hi Mrs. Grysbowski!
It was awesome to visit with you today! Everything you shared with us was so refreshing and was so filled with hope. Just listening to your testimony of God's faithfulness in your life was inspiring! You will definitely have to come back ;)

This post speaks straight to my heart for the reasons that I shared with you earlier today. Keep standing strong in the Lord and shining His light!

Through Christ Alone,

mamma bear said...

Fantastic, Michelle!
We women are especially prone to falling for the lies. But, it all starts with which thoughts we choose to entertain.
We women also cannot trust our feelings. One of the most important things we can pass on to our daughters are these warnings, with practical application!
It was a great day when God showed me these truths. I praise His Name!