Tuesday, November 22, 2011
That Belongs To Me
It really bothers me when people take it upon themselves to take possession of things that do not belong to them. I mean, what gives someone the right to force themselves into your territory and unlawfully take what belongs to you? They've got some nerve!
Thieves have no regard for another person's belongings. Some go as far as to watch and study their victim's every move, just so that they can learn the perfect time to go into their space and take their possessions. It's just sad. Ol' rogues!!
It makes me think about the enemy. We all know he's a sneaky little thief. He's always roaming and watching us, trying to find the perfect opportunity to force his way into our lives and take what's rightfully ours. (1 Peter 5:8) He keeps watch on our joy; our peace; our health; our mind; our marriages and relationships; our children; our finances; and our purpose, and he comes in like a theif in the night and steals it away from us when we least expect it. Though scripture advises us to be alert, there are times when, like burglars, we just don't see him coming.
Around this time last year, our home was burglarized and the thieves got away with a lot of valuable things. Although they were never caught, and we were never able to retrieve those things that were stolen from us, the Lord blessed us so that, over time, we were able to replace everything that was stolen. I would have loved to have had the opportunity to snatch back my stuff from those crooks, and tell them "Uhhh, excuse me...but that belongs to me!" Wishful thinking.
But I'm glad that that's exactly what we can do to the enemy. We may not have power over man in the natural, but in the spirit we have mad power over Satan. If we suit up in the armor of God (Ephesians 6:11-18) and grab hold to the power we've been given through the blood of Jesus Christ, we can walk right up to the enemy, tap him on the shoulder, and say "Uhhh, excuse me sir, but that belongs to me!" And we can take our possessions right back from him.
We do not have to be victims of theft by the hand of that old raggedy devil. He may take it, but we can surely take it back. If God gave it to you, that means it belongs to you, and the devil cannot have it.
Let that joker know that you are coming to get your marriage back; you're coming to get your health back; you're coming to get your sanity back; you're coming to get your peace back; you're coming to take your life back. Go ahead, don't be scared. It belongs to you!
~May you live in His love.~