I had a big revelation last night as I was heading to bed and getting ready to pray. I had unknowingly been believing lies of the enemy. What shocked me even more is that I have a strong faith and trust in God, but there were some areas of my life that I had been saying would not change. I know this was a game changer for me last night! What really got me was that I should have stopped believing the lies years ago. One thing that you should know is that I have experienced first hand what can happen when you believe God versus the enemy. That is why I was in disbelief when I had one of those aha moments yesterday.
Lie number one was that I have back problems and that they can never be corrected. I have been believing this lie since I was a teenager, let’s just say that was a long time ago. At 16 I was told that I had 13 vertebrae that were to close together and that the vertebrae’s in my neck were fusing together. Oh, and that there was a slight curve to my spine. I have struggled all my life with pain in my neck and in my upper back, going to Chiropractors to find some relief over the years. The pain can be so bad that it causes me to have migraine headaches. I would explain the pain as feeling like bone on bone rubbing together or someone squeezing your spine as hard as they could. Yesterday I was in severe pain and I was not finding comfort at all. I kept taking over the counter pain relievers such as Excedrin Migraine trying to help ease the discomfort. In fact, the first thing I told my husband yesterday is that nothing can be done for my back. I will always have problems with my back because this is what I was told as a teenager.
Lie number two was that I will always have migraines, and nothing can be done for them. As I mentioned above I get migraines a lot when my back is bothering me. Yesterday was no exception, as I woke up with back pain and a terrible migraine starting. Again, I told my husband that there was not much that could be done. I even said that I was concerned because over the last 2 weeks I have had a migraine every day. Now from my perspective I was speaking pain and discomfort over my life, and worse saying that nothing could be done.
Lie three was that nothing would help my sleeplessness. This is something I have struggled with over the last 4 years, either having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. I had watched God take sleeplessness away from my husband, but I was still speaking it over myself. Yesterday I caught myself saying I will not be able to sleep this week because we are not at home and the fan is to noisy. Some of you may be starting to realize that there are areas in your life that you have been believing lies as well.
Last night as I was preparing to go to bed I was starting to pray, and I had one of those Holy Spirit moments. I suddenly realized the lies that I have been speaking over myself. I was shocked and in disbelief, for I am always talking about speaking life into situations and the importance of not agreeing with what is happening to you. The Holy Spirit was reminding me of the fact that I was so thankful for baby Jesus and what that really represented, and it was like someone hit me and said do you realize what you just said and what you have been saying over yourself that goes against this. The number one truth is that no name is greater than the name of Jesus. That is right no name is greater, not back pain, not migraines, not sleeplessness, or allergies, just to name a few. The name of Jesus is mighty and powerful. Everything will someday bow to the name of Jesus. This stopped me in my tracks during my prayer time. I started to speak the truth of how powerful the name of Jesus is. Then I nailed to the cross the agreements that I had made known or unknown with these different aspects of my life. I started making declarations of what I know about Jesus. For I know that pain and sickness do not come from God, but rather they come from the enemy trying to steal some part of our lives away. Anything that can be a foothold of doubt. It is not a surprise but when I started speaking differently over myself on these things, suddenly last night I slept well, not terrible back pain today, and no migraine today. Instead I woke up rested and full of energy. I had a bounce in my step because now I know just as God has healed me in the past, God will also deliver me from backpain and realign my back. I will rest in Gods arms and the enemy can no longer steal the night from me. I refuse to own migraines as a part of who I am, instead I stand strong on the fact that I am a Child of God.