“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to give you the land of Canaan and to be your God.”Leviticus 25:38
This passage of scripture was with a daily devotional I did a couple of days ago. It has rolled around in my head since then and caused me to have tons of thoughts and questions. Aren’t we all a slave to something? An even better question is: How easy is it to become enslaved to something? The answer is simple – too easy! As a Christian that shouldn’t be our answer. When we let something hold us captive it steals our joy, sucks the life out of us & dims our light. Didn’t Christ tell us to be salt & light to this world? Why yes He did! This scripture is written in red in my bible which means Jesus spoke these words:
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:13-16 NKJV
Now in relation to me having MG and you say; having something that is stealing your joy – It could be work, stress, politics, another disease or numerous other things. Why let that define you? Diminish you? Make you disheartened?
I won’t lie, yesterday was my day for the “mully grubs” as my Grandma use to say. I woke up not breathing my best, right now in Georgia the heat is horrible (it cause me all kinds of issues) and I went to the funeral of one of the funniest, talented and fun loving people you would ever want to meet. I cannot imagine the loss her sweet family is feeling right now. Our entire little town is feeling her loss. So with that, yesterday, I became enslaved to the mully grubs. I should have walked around singing “Nobody likes me, everybody hates me I think I’ll go eat worms”. It’s how I felt and I fought it all day. I felt like I did good until my son calls and said “Mama my truck broke down”. Have mercy! Really?!? Let’s add one more thing to my stress level today! But here’s the thing, that is NOT God, it is the slithery, lying, mean, hateful, joy stealing devil! I cannot let the devil run amuck with my life. I cannot let the devil make me less flavorful to this world. I CANNOT let the devil put out my light because if I do who am I to witness for the Kingdom of Heaven?
With all that being said, today is a new start in which I owe some apologies and explanations because I did not always respond appropriately. Go figure! I tend to hold things in until they become explosive. Scandalous, I know! Yesterday was not my best day. I’m so thankful I serve a Risen Savior that forgives. I’m so thankful He allows me to grow and learn. I’m so thankful that he can break those chains that hold me captive.
I made the statement to a friend yesterday, when she asked how I’m doing, that I am “going to plow a path so wide Satan is going to run!” While I’m plowing that path I’m going to be singing and praising! “There is power in the Name of Jesus! To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain!” It’s a wonderful song to sing today! May you lean on Jesus so He can break your chains too! Now, Go light this world & plow your path!
Disclaimer: I am not a biblical scholar. These are simply my thought and feeling at a time in my life where I am fighting my own personal battle with Myasthenia Gravis. Thank you for reading!