My take on this..
Dark side of late has been emitting to me great tales of woe.
Which is so easy to take on board.
I think if I consider these they seem to multiply and the darker it gets.
Woe to me because I’m always so alone..
Woe to me because nobody wants to be with me.
Woe to me nobody notices what I do or cares that I do it.
Woe to me there is always someone worse off so I don’t have a right to be woeful at all.
Woe to me I could do more, be more and try more.
Woe to me they do not like the way I say things or the things I say.
Woe to me what is it I do again?
Woe to me I rub people up the wrong way and they even tell me and I keep on doing it!
I mean seriously what is wrong with me?
The biggest darkest demon of all is called Comparison.
He’s huge because he is very good at pointing out all that I don’t do and all that everyone else does. I shrink in his presence. He also raises his head in people when they judge me. I feel so small besides them. So inadequate. Why even try?
He loves to shine the spotlight on the totally active people in my world who just shine and everybody is singing their praises.. Everybody loves them.. And than there is me hidden and ashamed. The very fact of it appears I’m inactive but that’s not true. I just can’t compare. I don’t want to be compared because it always means I’m less.
Finds great humour in making me so very aware of these adored people and their every accomplishment and every supportive person in their circle and how they are so rewarded for their efforts. That they are highly spoken of and of course people want to be around them. Even more it appears I don’t meet certain standards and who would even consider me in light of what they do daily.
And than there is me at the bottom of the pile with my one friend who I annoy too much and I don’t deserve anything good because I don’t do near enough to earn it.
I can’t help but clearly see how lacklustre my puny little life is.
With few on my cheer team it makes his points appear oh so right and oh so justified.
To the demons who remind me daily how it is,
Although you know me well and I haven’t lived up my end of life as well as I could have, should have and definitely fall short. Yes I agree with you on so many things.
I have hope.. His name is Jesus. Defeater of demons.
Defender of the fallen. He is light and when light comes darkness always goes no matter how dark it is and how much of it there is. It goes. Darkness cannot overcome light. Ever.
My darkness and failures evaporate and I’m drawn upwards.
I win! I’m not longer hidden! We all share the light!
He said what you have meant for my harm He will use for my good and it will help others. He also said when I’m weak He is strong. I’m going to uphold His promises as my standard always and especially whenever you come against me. I believe He tells the truth and thankfully He also said it trumps even my shortfalls. He said that He has already done enough for mankind which balances it all out and secures the end and I trust Him.
The truth of the matter is I’m freed from any restraint and always encouraged and I am given wings. I can rise above and not shrink beneath.
Yes ok ok I give you lots of fodder and ammo to use against me but even your best shot is quenched by faith in Him.. Yeah even the smallest of faith is more than enough to destroy your firriest arrow. You see in Him all of us are one. So the things all the others do that appeared humanly seen its all different when the unseen comes into play and the whole true picture emerges. We all have our place and purpose. In Him we find life and have movement and become fully who we as individuals but together. We’ve all been given gifts (even me) and He promises that he would bring all life to the fullest completion. Meaning no matter what happens it all works out for the best so guess what no matter what you say or show me of others. I get to enjoy the journey too and I am part of this and no matter how it appears I’m included and all of us are loved and as important as any other.
Same beginning and same end and eternity means but wait there is more!
Case against me is closed. He already won.
Through Him who upholds the very thread of life itself. I win you lose! All of this works together for good.. So yeah your best and my worst and my best and your worst only serves His purpose now.
I’ve already read the end of the book. 🙂