Definition of done for
1: sunk in defeat : BEATEN
2: mortally stricken : DOOMED
Yeah, the Holy Spirit really chaffed at me when I read this one. Wow. Had I really just days ago given myself this label? Done for? Really??
Sometimes depression takes me to depths I didn’t even know existed. Don’t get me wrong, I willingly go there, but I think I’m sort of numb on the journey, ya know?
I don’t realize til something like the above definition slaps me in the face, how far down I’ve actually gone. This one is bound to be rock bottom.
Time for some truth, don’t you think? And there’s only one place to go for that.
For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God – Romans 8:14-16
See what I’ve done? I’ve let myself be led again into slavery. Walked back into chains willingly.
He’s a sneaky one, the devil.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. – Ephesians 6:10-12
I’ve been tossed about, double minded, making null and void the sacrifice of our Lord. The thought fills me with dread and sorrow. And guilt.
But there’s a Grace for that…
But He gives a greater grace. Therefore it says, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. – James 4:6-8
It’s time. Time to drag myself up off this floor and remember who I am again. It’s time to stand.
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1
Abba, Father, I cry out to you! Thank you for the truth of your Word that assures us of grace and adoption. Thank You for each one reading these words, and the strength we lend each other. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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