Have you ever been so defeated, you have told God, “I’m tired of ______________!”? You fill in the blank of what you are tired of doing or being. Maybe you are tired of running away from God. Maybe you are tired of fighting your battles alone. Maybe you never stop to rest, and you have exhausted yourself with the busyness of life.
The demands of this world makes us feel defeated and worn. We are exhausted from meeting the world’s standards that we want to give up. These are the moments when we need to stop and realize we are doing things under our own power rather than God’s. We are working in the flesh. If we were working under God’s power, we would live in victory rather than in defeat.
It comes a time when we can only do so much through our own strength, and we have to say to God, “I need You!”. We have to allow God to be on the front line of the battlefield and take the lead in our circumstances and emotions. We must get up, dust ourselves off, and try again. We do not stay down, but we stand up to the challenge.
Instead of saying, I’m tired of depression, heartache, disappointment, and anxiety, say I’m tired of feeling defeated, broken, and unworthy by the devil. I encourage you to declare that over yourself today. You can defeat satan by telling him he has no room in your life to make you miserable. Crush the devil’s schemes by empowering yourself with God’s truth. What does God say about who you are? What does God say about the situation you cannot seem to have victory in? Instead of being defeated and depressed, be bold and stand strong on God’s Word!