Not Today, Satan!
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
It's been an amazing weekend full of answered prayer and cherished moments. God has blessed my family tremendously in more ways than I can count, and I am overwhelmingly thankful. However, I am currently sitting on the couch looking like a crazy woman - literally. I have slept less than 15 hours all weekend. I had a crazy day at work, and I have much more to do before I lay down for the evening.
I'm not complaining. I'm actually sitting here contemplating how the enemy uses those times right after a great accomplishment or spiritual success to attack - to get us distracted or make us feel inferior, but not today, Satan. His tricks might have worked a few years ago, but not anymore.
I will maintain my peace.
I will maintain my joy.
It's mine. I will not give it away.
John and I completed something great - we accomplished a goal we had set for years, so it stands to reason that the enemy would try to frustrate us. He would try to distract us with little things. He would try to bring misunderstanding and impatience out of our late nights and early mornings.
But not today, Satan.
Yeah, I'm tired, but I will respond in love.
Yeah, my body aches, but I will do what needs to be done.
Yeah, I'm a little overwhelmed by the tasks ahead of me, but I will rely on God's strength in my weakness.
You will not win. Not today. I value my marriage too much to allow division to creep in. I value my family too much to be short and impatient with them just because I'm tired. I value my relationship with God too much to misrepresent Him with my actions or my words just because I am not at 100%.
Not today, Satan...and not tomorrow either.