Where Your Life Challenges Originate



Occasionally, when Satan sticks his accusing head up from his pit, I remind him that he is the loser and I am the winner in this battleground called “My Life.” He started a war that he couldn’t win, but I didn’t realize that at first with the cancer diagnosis. Now that I stand in Victory’s view, I can clearly see that the war was never about me.

I was just in the middle of a war between God and Satan because Satan hated the God in me! (And, Satan hates the God in you, too.)

Therefore, I cannot take credit for the victory; that credit goes solely to God. Looking back, I also see that God carried me each step of the way, even though I threw plenty of punches over His shoulders! (That was quite the scene; you should have been there.)

And while I am remembering my feistiness: Even if cancer would have been the earthly reason for causing my death, the heavenly reason would have been because the number of my days had been fulfilled, thus my purpose in the earth would have been complete.

So you see, God and I would have still won. And all of those who faithfully cared for and stood with me in that particular battle – they won, too! And their victory is especially glorious because of their fight of faith, both on my behalf and on their own behalf.

In the end, Satan lost it all because he was battling on holy ground – God’s territory!

So, I have put Satan on notice about a few things: Since we know that my purpose in the earth is not yet fulfilled,

  • I will probably make a few more mistakes;
  • I will more than likely fail in a few efforts; and
  • I will most probably be at fault in a relationship or two somewhere along the way.

Do these probabilities cause me to stop living, and loving, and laughing? No way, not today or tomorrow. Not until I take the last breath God gives me!

Further, I have informed Satan that I will defy his lies about having to attain some imagined level of perfection prior to being qualified to share all that God has done in my life.

And I am keeping my word by telling the story of God’s victories in my life – over and over and over again. Satan gets a brief verbal reminder every morning when my feet hit the floor as I remind him, “I am awake. You are in trouble!” And that is all I have to say to him the rest of the day because I let my actions do the talking, and the stomping.

Encouraging truths about recognizing where your life challenges originate in an excerpt from Devaney Rae’s book, Countless Joys: The Place Beyond Tears (Westbow Press, 2015). Read More: http://www.amazon.com/Devaney-Rae/

Walking in the Joy of Life,


Connect with me @ devaneyrae@countlessjoys.com