THANKS, HELP, SHOW ME MY PART

When the devil attacks, it is often useful to concede his

observation

but not his

conclusion.

For example, he will point out “you are too weak ” and then conclude that you might as well go ahead and sin, since you will just fall in the end”, OR,” try try try to be  stronger” OR, “hate yourself for being a weakling”.         The counter attack is not to deny my weakness, but to agree “without God I can do nothing” that’s pretty weak!  BUT BUT BUT! I AM NOT WITHOUT GOD, and with him I can do all things. I can bear any trial and find the strength to not sin and to do the will of God. Philippians  4.13 ; I Corinthians 10.13

The devil will  point out that I am either worthless ( or if he thinks I am really deluded) “you are actually pretty good.” In my case he sticks with the “worthless” approach. He will then conclude that I should hate myself, or try to earn worth or find someone to criticize so that I feel a little less worthless or to conclude that my good deeds are better than the average so I have indeed earned my worth and God will owe me a place of honor in heaven.       The counter attack is to loudly proclaim with the apostle Paul that “It must be clear to all that I am the chief of sinners” 1 Timothy 1.15 and that all  my acts of righteousness are as filthy rags. Romans 7.18.  BUT I HAVE BEEN PURCHASED WITH AN INFINITE PRICE AND THEREFORE AM OF INFINITE WORTH THAT IS INDESTRUCTIBLE IN JESUS.  Luke 12.7

The devil will point out that my future is shaky and insecure. He will then conclude that I should lay up treasure on earth, should push for more influence and  power.      The counter attack is to assert that I AM IMMORTAL WITH TREASURE IN HEAVEN, A MANSION JESUS HAS SPENT 2000 YEARS PREPARING (This universe only took 6 days)AND THAT I AM AN AWESOME BEING DESTINED TO BE THE BRIDE OF THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE!

THE TOOL : I say a godly YES BUT! to the devil (I must never say, yes-but, to my God!)

THREE GENERAL BALANCING TRUTHS TO REMIND MYSELF:

YES   I CAN’T,

BUT HE CAN

SO HERE GOES

(I will move my body members according to a growing picture of God’s principles practically applied here and now)

THREE PRAYERS IN RESPONSE TO THE THREE TRUTHS:                         

HELP ME TRY 

THANK YOU for the problem, the will and for empowering me

SHOW ME MY PART

A. Example 1. Devil says I’m worthless, I respond:

YES I HAVE NO SELF GENERATED WORTH

BUT I HAVE INFINITE WORTH IN JESUS

SO, I NEED TO ACT IN MY  WORTH

3 PRAYERS:

HELP! me accept my worth from you

THANKS! for loving and purchasing me

SHOW ME HOW  to act as a beloved child of God

B. Example 2. Devil suggests that I worry about my future and doubt God’s ability to secure it. I respond:

YES I CAN NOT SECURE MY FUTURE

BUT I AM ALREADY  SECURE IN GOD

SO I WILL REST IN THIS SECURITY

THEN I PRAY

HELP  me to live in your security

THANKS for dwelling in my future

and preparing me a place together

SHOW ME how to rest in peace at all times

I love to YES BUT! the devil and I use these tools 100 times a day or more for there is no situation that I can handle alone and none that I can’t face with my Lord.

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