Romans 8:37 …in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
I have a love/hate relationship with this time of the year. Isn’t that a terrible thing to say? I love what Christmas represents. A time when we celebrate the birth of Christ our Saviour with family and friends. But the season is overtaken with busyness and so many responsibilities that sometimes I wish that I could just skip over December completely and time warp myself into January.
I catch myself whining about all I have to do and all the gifts that I am responsible to find. (Now don’t get me wrong I’m a “gifter”. I enjoy purchasing gifts for everyone but I like to do it with no time restraints).
I can pull the victim card this time of year too. Whoa is me, I have to pull all those Christmas tree decorations out and decorate the tree all by myself. You know that’s what happens when the kids get older and fly the coop. Mom gets left holding the tree while Dad watches football (sorry honey, I’m making a point).
Then there are the holiday parties and office parties and of course every good deed has to be done in the period between December 1st and December 31st. I’ve never understood why we are not taking care of the elderly, widows, and families in need all year around. Shouldn’t that be an on going thing?
You take my type “A” personality and add a huge to do list, (no, multiple to do lists) sprinkle in the clutter of the holiday decorations, unwrapped gifts and gift bags, receipts that need to be kept up with. Then mix well with a little ADD (attention deficit disorder, yes I am that too) and a travel schedule that would boggle Santa’s brain, and you have a recipe for a MELT DOWN!
Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, and against the powers of this dark world and against the forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
That’s what the enemy wants isn’t it? A meltdown. A destruction of this joyous occasion. The enemy knows our weaknesses. His goal is to steal, kill and destroy. Destroy my joy. No he won’t! I am more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus. I have a choice.
1 John 4:4 You dear children, are from God and have overcome them (spirits not of God), because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
You too have a choice my friend. Instead of being a “whiner”, choose this season, to be a WINNER. Instead of a victim, choose today to be VICTORIOUS! Starting today, that’s my choice!
Joy to the world, the Lord is come!