So far, I love this book. As you know, I’ve been discussing the 10 strategies Satan uses against us as outlined in Priscilla Shirer’s Fervent. You can read my initial review here. Today, we will discuss Satan’s favorite strategy number 3: Against Your Identity. Ready, Set, Go!
If we’re not strategically praying in accordance with who our Maker and Redeemer says we are… we’ll always be subject to his [Satan’s] attempts at devaluing us. We’ll downplay our real strength. We’ll hate put bodies, highlight our weaknesses, cringe with insecurities, and constantly view ourselves “less than” by comparison with others. He’ll diffuse our power simply by downplaying our true position. -Priscilla Shirer
To be honest, I was feeling insecure about my posts this week. Now that people are actually reading… I panicked. First of all, if you know me in real life, I am quite shy. Most people who meet me are stunned silent when they find out I’m a social worker. Not to mention my co-workers did not believe I would make it through the week, let alone 2 years! A friend of my husband’s recently asked me what I did for a living and when I said “social worker”, his jaw literally dropped. After an awkward pause, he says, “I guess it’s good to be simple”. Whatever that means. Truthfully, I myself still don’t know how social worker happened. It just did.
Anyway, when people started liking and commenting my posts, I immediately thought: you like this? This isn’t even my best work! I kept reading and re-reading it. I even thought about deleting them all… and then I sat down to write this blog.
Satan waged war Against My Passion… yet here I am.
He waged war Against My Focus… yet here I am.
Now he’s attempting to wage war against my identity… who the Bible says I am. Will I let him win? Or will I fight in prayer for who I really am in Christ?
That pretty much sums up this chapter of Priscilla’s book. We need to know & believe who God says we are… and then we need to pray that we never forget our true position in his kingdom. We are children of God- the KING, which makes us… you guessed it… Royalty. Don’t let this truth ever become cliche.
One of the reasons I was feeling so insecure is that I’ve been doing Testimony Tuesdays and I feel like my testimonies aren’t good enough. It’s not like I was dying and God healed me, although I know people with testimonies like those and I hope to also share their stories on this blog one day soon. My testimonies, however, are “simple” like me. Every day occurrences in my life that I hope encourage your faith, but more importantly, glorify God. A lot like several of the blogs I’ve read on here.
Satan does not want us to encourage one another’s faith or glorify God, so he works overtime to make us forget who we are. Now that I know what he’s up to; I won’t let him win this one either. I will not be quiet about what God has done and continues doing in my life!
On that note, I would like to announce that I will be publishing an ebook within the next month. I have had this idea in my heart for a while now and am so excited to be able to share it with you all soon!
Stay tuned! 😉
I praise you because you CHOSE me and adopted me as your child! I praise you because you lavish me with your grace! ❤ I praise you because I am not who Satan says I am… I am who YOU say I am! I praise you because your truth has set me free! I praise you because you open my eyes so that I can see that you are GREATER than my enemy! I praise you because you protect and defend me!
Please forgive me for forgetting who I am. Please forgive me for ever paying attention to Satan’s lies. Please forgive me for wallowing in my failures, weaknesses, and insecurities, instead of dwelling in your truth!
I ask you to never let me forget who I am in Christ. I ask you to help me walk with confidence- worthy of the calling I have received! I ask you to never let me leave this house without wearing your belt of truth and that I can always remember to put that on first!
Yes! Because I am redeemed and forgiven! Yes! Because you regard me as holy and blameless! Yes! Because I am yours! And YOU. ARE. MINE.
In Jesus Name,