When we are young we are afraid of monsters being under our beds or in our closets. Our parents will come in and assure us that there are no monsters. We might make them open the closet doors and double check before we believe them.
As we get older we no longer need to look under the beds or in the closets. The monsters that we once feared have made their home in our heads. They keep us anxious and worried about a variety of things.
We are constantly asking questions about life. What are other people saying about me? Will they still be my friend tomorrow? Will I find someone to love me no matter what? What happens if I don't get the job? How will I be able to provide for my family? What if things don't go as planned?
It's not bad to ask questions, but the monsters will make us believe that we're not lovable or valuable. They'll convince us that no one cares and that we'll never accomplish anything important.
If we listen to the monsters we will miss out on the amazing part of life. We will be too afraid to step out and use the gifts that God has blessed us with. We will constantly see the negative side of things.
We must face the monsters and take away their power in our lives. We have to combat the fear and lies with the truth of God's Word and the value we have as His creation. The more truth that we speak, the weaker the monsters become.
What power have you given the monsters in your life?
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