Do you find yourself tossed to and fro emotionally, like a leaf on a wave?
When I was a young child growing up in Connecticut, all the kids in the park wanted me to play with them on the see-saw. Not because of any particular skill I had, but because I was always at least 20 pounds heavier and 5 inches taller than all my playmates.
By the time I hit 6th grade I was already 5′-9” tall and weighed 180 lbs. The see-saw was no work and all play for whoever jumped on with me. After about five minutes, I was completely wore out and begging it all to stop.
For most of my youth the enemy really took advantage of my differences. Instead of embracing my uniqueness as a child of the king, I felt like a misfit. That see saw represented an emotional lifestyle that the enemy used to wear me out. One day I was up and the next day I was down, always questioning my worth and focusing on my differences. I have since learned to embrace my misfit title along with many of my closest friends. It’s apparent to us all now that God’s children are not meant to fit neatly into this world.
The demonic kingdom identifies God’s kids early and starts the torment with a mocking spirit to rip at your self-esteem. A mocking spirit lies to you about who you are and invites in rejection and self rejection. Once they are firmly established, a spirit of abandonment can move in.
The enemy knows who you belong to, and he knows he cannot possess you. Instead he sets up emotional see saws to keep you from performing the call on your life. I stayed on that ride way too long. Eventually I got tired of being tired and sought out help through deliverance.
It was then that I got a new partner on my see saw. Jesus came and sat in the middle. The spirits of rejection, mocking, abandonment, and isolation that had kept me on the ground bolted. Anytime the enemy comes now to taunt I can feel Jesus balancing out that see saw. He doesn’t want us to live that “up and down” emotional life. His way is smooth, straight, and easy.
If you haven’t been able to get off the ground in a while, come see us. It’s all about Jesus. He can make even the see saw fun!