I was talking to a dear friend the other day who was struggling in her life. She was down and couldn't seem to see anything positive or good in herself or her situation. I believe we all have been there in our life at one point or another. Still I was amazed, this is a woman of great faith, many talents, beauty, humor and love. I sat there as we spoke and realized for this moment, she has lost the ability to see all the good things that are in her life and that she has going for her. How does that happen? She hadn't committed any big sins, she had good things all around her, and yet she honestly felt lost, scared, sad, frustrated and I believe... a bit lonely. It is a tough place to be where you doubt and question everything, especially the things you know to be true.
But that is exactly how Satan works on us. He doesn't always have to wait till we commit some big sins, or become addicted to some terrible things, he can even attack us in our strongest areas. It is vital that we are careful about getting to comfortable in life. We can never stop trying, praying, working and believing. It takes a lot of effort, but is so important to do EVERY DAY! Those little things can make all the difference! We can never let down our guard, we need to remember who we are and our infinite worth, that is a powerful tool against the Satan.
I have mentioned this before but I repeat this quote every day, to remind myself of my worth and my purpose here on earth! It really does help!
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~Marianne Williamson
"If I could give you one thing I would give you the ability to see yourself as others see you. Then you would realize what a truly special person you are."
"We generally think of Satan attacking us at our weakest spot...But weakness is not our only vulnerability. Satan can also attack us where we think we are strong--in the very areas where we are proud of our strengths. He will approach us through the greatest talents and spiritual gifts we possess. If we are not wary, Satan can cause our spiritual downfall by corrupting us through our strengths as well as by exploiting our weaknesses." ~ Dallin H. Oaks