THE WAY OF THE WICKED IS LIKE DARKNESS; THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT MAKES THEM STUMBLE
One of the reasons I was chained by darkness was that I did not know what made me stumble. I did not understand my feelings. I did not grasp the meaning of my thoughts. I did not understand that I was having fellowship with the negative, destructive beliefs of the father-of-lies, daily. Everything was just all mixed together in a mysterious jumble—darkness.
FOR A MAN IS A SLAVE TO WHATEVER HAS MASTERED HIM
(2 Peter 2:19).
Understand, Child, that you are experiencing darkness because you do not know what is making you stumble. Darkness is the lack of light. Because you do not understand, you are not able to discern. You are unable to differentiate. You do not recognize…or realize…or know. You have become a slave to something that has mastered you, but you do not understand how it works…and where to look for the light.
AND HAVE NO FELLOWSHIP WITH THE UNFRUITFUL WORKS OF DARKNESS, BUT RATHER EXPOSE THEM
But I have come as a Light into the world, that whoever believes in Me should not abide in darkness. Therefore, observe and comprehend the darkness that fills your life. Know what makes you stumble. Understand what has mastered you. Give it a name. Search for beliefs planted in your mind by the father-of-lies: “I am a failure…I am not special…I am a mistake.” Be attentive to the oppressing feelings that cause you to flee from a situation. Be alert to the accusatory beliefs in your mind that cause you to hide from people. Investigate your heart and find out why you are blaming others for your pain. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them.
I HAVE COME AS A LIGHT INTO THE WORLD, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN ME SHOULD NOT ABIDE IN DARKNESS
The Lord Jesus has come to be the Light in your darkness…if you are willing. He wants to show you what is making you stumble. He wants to set you free from the negative, destructive beliefs of the father-of-lies that have mastered you.
What makes you stumble?
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, thank you that You have come to be the Light in my darkness. You have come to set me free. Help me to find those beliefs from the father-of-lies that make me stumble—the beliefs that have mastered me. Let me never forget that Your Light is always available to me, and that all I need to do is expose my darkness to You.
Maintain an Awareness
Temptations give us many opportunities to be trained in God’s Holiness.