See, here’s the thing about stepping out and doing that thing that you know deep down in the bones of your soul that you were created to do: Satan is standing by relentlessly to stop you. “I hate writing,” I texted my husband just a few minutes ago. “I hate the warfare that comes with it and the sudden insecurity and self doubt and relentless ‘your words are worthless and this is all a giant waste of your time’ lies that get can stuck on repeat in my brain.” But I refuse to quit. Because even if another pair of eyes never reads these words that I can’t shake, I have two boys who will grow up and hopefully have wives and children of their own someday. And they will read them. And so, I write. Because sometimes the warfare is best fought by defiantly just doing the thing. Knowing that the Spirit is God has filled you and instilled you and willed you to do it. So, you do it. Because it is God who works in you both to will AND to do. For His good pleasure. Or, as the Passion Translation version of Philippians 2:13 reads: God will continually revitalize you, implanting within you the passion to do what pleases Him.
So plant your feet, girl. And after having done all in that Ephesians 6:13 kind of way, stand there defiantly. Because the Spirit of God in you will win the war.
And now I’m tucking myself up in this chair to drink that double espresso and get out the words that Satan very clearly does not want me to write. 💪🏾 👊🏾 #preachingtomyownheart #fromjanesblog