Fear, Busyness, and Blind Spots: 3 Tools the enemy uses to keep us in bondage.
Part 2 “BUSYNESS”
(Part 1 here)
Another tactic the enemy uses is busyness.
God’s Word says, “Be still and know that I am God….” (Psalm 46:10)
I was so involved in my children’s school and after school activities, teaching and serving at church, and raising my family that I did not have time to look at myself and recognize that I was enabling unhealthy behavior.
God also took me out: I spent 7 weeks on a couch, unable to walk. I had pain shooting through my body caused by a fall on the tennis court and physically overworking myself.
I couldn’t do anything for several months.
In November 2001, for the first time, God whispered in my heart, “I love you regardless of whether you serve me on all these committees at Church or you lay on the couch for the rest of your life. I love you the same. My love for you never changes. My love for you is not based upon your good works or being worthy to be loved; My love is based upon My Son’s death on the cross for your sins.”
In the spring of 2010, God encouraged me to get help after suffering through severe bouts of depression that left me feeling weak and hopeless.
I then contacted some organizations and started intense inner healing and high accountability recovery groups.
Then, in 2011, God told me to step back from all serving. My reaction was, “Oh no Lord, I can’t do that.”
He gently nudged me to stop running, to finally look at myself and my dysfunctional relationships, and to stop worrying about what others thought of me.
I call this my desert experience with God. It was during this time that I went to another location. I left my home and went to live with my parents so I could truly find out what my problems were, get the perspective I needed, and the healing I so desperately wanted.
I can now say with confidence that I have been adopted by God, I am His child, and nothing can separate me from His love. (Romans 8:15, 38-39)
What are you doing to keep yourself so busy that you are not dealing with things?
What are you running away from?
Romans 8:15 “For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.’”
Romans 8:38-39 “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Read Part 3 here
In His love and service,