I was driving to work this morning and he just kept saying crap like "Just give up. Nobody really cares about you. You're really ugly today, look how terrible your eyebrows look. Could your muffin top be hanging over your jeans any further? Your show is totally going to suck today."
And I started believing it. My shoulders were slumping more and more and I even got teary-eyed. But then I got fed up and started yelling back. I rose up, put my shoulders back, snapped my finger across my face and told him to go to hell!!
He's such a liar and wants to steal every last bit of joy from within us. How does he sneak in there so easily? I don't want to give him credit by saying he's stealthy, but he's a gross snake and knows our deepest, most scary places. Then he uses them against us and we buy it. We listen and we agree and before long he's got a stronghold and he's steering our whole world. It affects our jobs, our attitude, our relationships, everything. It keeps us from being totally effective and we let it happen.
I want to better discern the lies from the Truth and not waste any more time. It's a tough fight but we've got the upper hand. For crying out loud, the name of Jesus alone is enough to send what's-his-face spiraling!! Just say it out loud and let it reign over your life. You will always win!!