For much of my life I lived in fear. I allowed my mind to be consumed by the irrational fear of the Devil and Hell, a belief that was ingrained in me as a child and maintained tremendous hold over me for many years. Now that I have found my truth and my own power I am no longer afraid of the devil, his demons or going to Hell. They no longer have any control over me. For me, the Devil is that voice in my head that tells me I’m not good enough, that I don’t have what it takes, that I don’t deserve what I want. I choose not to listen to that voice. The demons are those things I have been afraid of; my fear of looking bad, fear of confrontation, fear of being different and fear of failure. I have faced my demons and discovered they were not nearly as frightening as I made them out to be. And Hell for me is not some place out there after I die, it is right here in the blame, anger, guilt and shame I carried with me in my life. I choose to no longer go there. I choose to live a life free of fear. I choose to live a life filled with hope, peace and love. I choose heaven.
2 thoughts on “Facing My Demons”
“Hell for me is not some place out there after I die, it is right here in the blame, anger, guilt and shame I have carried with me in my life.”
Given what Luke says in the verse below with regard to “the kingdom of God” I would be much inclined to agree with your statement about hell
Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.
“For me, the Devil is that voice in my head that tells me I’m not good enough, that I don’t have what it takes, that I don’t deserve what I want. I choose not to listen to that voice.”
Stay strong in that, it’s a battle all of us fight but that only Christ has won! Our challenge is to accept that victory as ours and to act upon it!
Wonderful blog you have here!
I applaud your courage Margaret. Fear sucks.