I recently heard the above phrase from Bishop TD Jakes, in one of his sermons about overcoming the works of darkness. And I thought the phrase perfectly describes some of my experiences, and I believe some of yours.
The first question is how would it practically feel if you had stitches created by Satan? To answer, I will use my own experiences.
At one point in my life I felt as if Satan had strategically positioned me where he saw my every move, altered all my plans, numbed my joy, chased away all my friends, created conflict in all areas of my life and delivered millions of tons of emotional pain in my heart: pain that I felt in places I never thought I had. Satan had me in emotional stitches.
I had it so bad that I visionalized him as a deliberately ugly guy with whiskers made of sharp bones, irregular sharp teeth of different sizes that had holes in them, red eyes, a tongue longer than 20 feet, a mouth filled, and dripping of brown super-smelly foam, hair with strands of red eyed snakes, and a body filled with bumps of many sizes and shapes. This fool was beyond ugly.
I also envisioned him whistling and celebrating every time I hurt.
At one point, I sat down to figure out how I could find him and then stop him from harassing my life, and….I found nothing. I realized that it was all in my mind…as a big thought that I had personally created. Then it struck me that although I couldn’t negate my struggles, my definitions of these hardships were my creations—thoughts I had believed and expanded on. And I knew that since these thoughts were in me, I had the power to just observe them without defining or creating more of them. I could actually just witness them without giving them more of my attention. And that was the beginning of my breakthrough.
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Meanwhile, hang in there. Remember that no weapon formed against you shall prosper—if you just believe.
Love and light