Click 👉 Trapped (part one)
Kam woke up to the sound of the rain lashing down on the rooftop.
She had left her window open all night so her room was extremely cold. The weather wasn’t encouraging. It was better the previous Sunday. As she stared at the ceiling unpleasant thoughts flooded her mind. She had no reason whatsoever to get up from the bed. She wanted to be alone all day but as a worker in the Christian youth fellowship she needed to be in church. It took everything within her to get up and walk to the kitchen.
“You don’t look fine” Sara looked at Kam as she poured water 💧 from the jar into her cup.
“I’m fine, just tired ” Kam tilted her head down breaking every eye contact.
Sara reached out for another plate. “I made gizzdodo. You can have some before leaving for church “.
“Maybe when I get back.”
She had no appetite whatsoever. She knew all she needed to do was talk to someone. She was in dire need of help.
After service, Kam rushed home before anyone could notice her presence. As she stepped into her apartment her phone 📱 rang. It was Elaina. She stared at her phone for a few seconds, reluctant to pick up the call. After a long stare, she finally picked up.
“How are you doing? ” Elaina asked gently.
“I’m f- fine “.
“I looked for you after service. You said you had something to say. ”
“Ohh, t-that”. Clears throat. “Don’t worry about that. It’s nothing.”
“Are you sure? Elaina asked. “I don’t believe you. I could detect the undertone of worry when we spoke in the morning.”
” You can talk to me.” her tone softened.
“S-ure. It’s nothing. I will let you know if there’s anything. Thanks”
“Alright. Don’t forget you can always talk to me whenever you need someone to talk to. ” Elaina reassured her.
“Okay, thanks “. She said as she dropped the call.
Do you think you are worth her time?. You are worthless,why bother her?
“Not today, Satan”
“Not today! ” She wasn’t gonna have it today. Maybe tomorrow.
Can anything good come out of you? Take a look at everyon—The voices seemed to have joined forces this time. They were unabating.
“that’s a lie! ”
“enough is enough! You can’t have me no more! ”
“I refuse to see myself the way you see me!
The voices were silent again. She felt a great relief. She dared talk back to the devil.
Kam knew she still had to talk to someone and nothing would stop her this time. She reached out for her phone immediately. Elaina’s number wasn’t going through. She tried a couple of times more before it went through.
“E-lai-na, c-can we talk? ” her voice was as brittle as the first ice of autumn.
“sure. You want me to come over?” Sara’s voice was gentle.
“Alright. I’ll be there in an hour or two. ”
“Thanks” she said then dropped the call.
Kam was tense. Her hands were shaking. There was an unusual feeling. She couldn’t tell what it was but she hadn’t experienced it in a long time.
She opened her mouth to speak, but no words came out. She attempted again to speak, but was silenced by a warm hug. A tear broke free of her eyes and spilled on her cheeks.
“You don’t have to say anything. I understand it all, because I have been there too. ” Elaina said.
Deep breath. “The enemy will always be in the business of tricking God’s children. His mouth is full of deceit. You have to be aware that you have the truth in you – Christ. Elaina paused, then gave her a reassuring smile. “So when next he attacks, stand up to him with God’s word. Remind him he has been placed under your feet.”
Kam was shaking but she felt peace within – peace that surpassed all understanding. She knew it might take a while but she would surely overcome.
Time to time Elaina prayed with her, cracked jokes and did all sorts with her. She was ready to climb down into the crevasse to get her out if needed. .
Inch by inch, Kam began to cut away those clothes that smelled of death. Those shackles of depression, doubt, fear, guilt began to break off . She was able to laugh more, take pride in her appearance and see the beauty around her.
She knew she would tell her story someday – to set others free too.
“Gr-! grr-ah! grr-ahhhh! ”
Kam reached out for her phone in an attempt to snooze her alarm again. Her eyes were puffy. She hadn’t gotten much sleep the previous night. She was studying for her exams.
“7:30!” She quickly jumped out of her bed. She couldn’t afford missing her exam a second time. The head of department had granted her permission to sit for the exam.
As she packed her books she heard a voice in her head.
You have failed countless times spiritually. Remember you once had thoughts of taking your own life. More than once have you stumbled in the fai—
She laughed out so loud.
My father keeps no record of my past.
“You can’t have me Satan! ”
“Not today! ”
“Neither tomorrow! ”
“Nor the day after!”
Because I’m no longer bound.
Hi beautiful one! How ya doing 😀? Grab a glass of wine 🍷, let’s gist about God’s word😀.
Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. The LORD said to Satan, “The LORD rebuke you, Satan! Indeed, the LORD who has chosen Jerusalem rebuke you! Is this not a brand plucked from the fire?”
The enemy will forever remain in the business of accusing and attacking God’s children and we ought to always stand up to him with God’s word.
Kam was able to realize she had the truth in her – Christ!
When next the enemy reminds you of your past sins, remind him that you stand blameless before God – Colossians 1:22.
If he says you can’t, remind him you can through Christ who strengthens you – Philippians 4:13.
If you ever doubt God’s love, look at the CROSS.
Keep the enemy where he belongs – UNDER YOUR FEET!
Song recommendation : Click 👉 Free indeed by Timothy Reddick
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When the enemy traps you, he holds you back from being all that God wants you to be. You have to realize that Christ has given you the authority to stand up to the devil. So get up, break off those shackles and talk back to the devil!