Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

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I am selfish. I am lazy. I am a liar. I am a cheater. I am perverted. I am resentful and bitter. I am prideful. I am fearful. I am angry and disturbed. I am a complainer. I have low self-esteem. I am guilty of sin. If you have found yourself in any of the confessions above, then you are not alone. There are women all over the world who love God but struggle secretly with strongholds. No matter how hard we try to break free, in and of ourselves, we can’t deliver ourselves. It takes the power of God to do it. But His power doesn’t come in the form of lightning bolts and loud thunder. The power that sets us free from bondage, of any kind, comes in the form of acknowledgement of truth and humility. There is a powerful wave of healing and freedom that takes place when we are completely honest, open, truthful, and naked with ourselves and with others. We can no longer try to make ourselves feel better by pointing out someone else’s flaws. We must turn those bright investigation lights on ourselves and examine our own selves and confess what we have done and who we have allowed ourselves to become. There’s no freedom in denial. There can be no strong relationships where there is pride. We must open up, tell the truth and shame the devil, so healing can finally take place and we can be free to truly live and be all we were made to be in God.

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” James 5:16 (NLT)

Father, I confess right now every sin that I have operated in. Forgive me for living short of the kind of life that You sent Your Son to give me. I want to be whole, so I humble myself and examine my heart and my life. As I draw close to You in a spirit of truth, free me, heal me, and propel me forward. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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