This morning I was listening to Chip Ingram’s program ‘Living on the Edge.’
He spoke about battling the issues of pride, arrogance and envy. All while writing a book that deals with these issues. It is as if God was confirming what I have experienced just this week, and in years past, as an author.
I find when I am writing a book, I end up dealing with a relating issue.
He demonstrates, through some life experience, certain trangressions that are in me.
It can be embarassing.
But, I immediately get the point.
This month, I am writing on issues relating to spiritual warfare, breaking curses and ridding certain issues from our life in order to bless our children more effectively. I am writing lots of declarations, and prayers in my book.
You can bet the evil one doesn’t like that.
Low and behold, I ended up doing something, which was impulsive, insensitive and very hurtful, which could have completely damaged my relationship with someone.
It cut me to the core. Brought me low and totally humbled me.
I didn’t understand how I could have done that. I thought it so unlike me. Through the pain of it all, I prayed earnestly to God to heal the situation and help me understand how and why this had happened.
The crux of it was I prided myself as being a servant and child of God. Resting and believing I was immune to certain things.
Yeah, that ‘ole pride! The one that got Satan.
But, God was trying to teach me certain realities of spiritual warfare. He was trying to show me the influence and cunning of the enemy. While at the same time, I learned prayers, which could ward off these attacks. In addition, these were prayers that I will share with you in the new edition of my book, ‘Declarations for my Sons and Daughters‘ due January 2019.
It was a hard and devastating lesson. But the purpose was achieved and I am better for it.
The take away is that we ought not to think of ourselves more highly than we ought. Romans speak to this.
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Romans 12:3 KJV
I thought I was so spiritually mature and vigilant that I would never make such a mistake. But this is the deception of pride.
We are nothing without the power and presence of Jesus Christ. It is His power and authority that saves us.
It was also a reminder to me, to not only be more spiritually on guard when writing, but also that God is going to tackle in me, the same issues He has me writing on.
I pray you benefit from my experience. And that you, unlike myself, won’t be brought so low.
Hold on to Christ, for without him, we are nothing.
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Poetess Denise N. Fyffe is a published author of over 30 books, and writer for over ten years. She is also a trained Teacher and Counselor. She is a General and Copy Writer for online publications such as Revealing the Christian Life, Jamaica Rose, Entertainment Trail, My Trending Stories , The Island Journal, Express Writers, among others.