40 days of truth: day 14

I Can Resist

Therefore, submit to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

James 4:7

That lie. That stretching of truth.

Eating and drinking what is slowly killing me.

The greener grass that makes me think I belong over there instead of here.

I don’t have to. I don’t have to do them or think them or wish I coulda.

I can resist.

I don’t have to give as good as I get. Return evil with evil. Eye for an eye.

Anger doesn’t have to be my response. Neither does sarcasm. Words that sting or bite or cut.

Jealousy, envy, or my “what about me” attitude. None of those have to follow me into the room.

Because I can resist.

I am not the devil’s slave. He has no authority in my life. He can hang around if I let him, but I don’t have to let him.

I can resist.

I can choose not to gossip, not to be the one who brings division. I can choose to stop resenting others, stop protecting my pride, and I can start submitting.

I can resist and that is truth and I need to know truth so I can live truth.

I can decide that I would rather look like Jesus than look like me.

I can submit to God, and I can resist the devil.

I belong to Christ. I am a citizen of heaven, and the Spirit of God lives on the inside of me. Nothing can make me resist God and submit to the devil, except me.

The devil can’t make me do it.

I can resist.

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