In the movie “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader” Aslan says to Lucy, “In order to defeat darkness out there you must defeat the darkness inside.”
The group was in an epic battle against evil; and yet, Lucy was fighting an even bigger battle within her. Lucy was not comfortable in the skin God gave her. She wanted to cast a spell to look like someone else, her sister, who in Lucy’s view was very beautiful. The spell offered her the beauty she craved. She would see her sister and not herself every time she looked into the mirror. This spell, however, only made way for the darkness to wreak greater havoc in her life.
This is true of all believers. We open ourselves up to the evil one’s schemes when we doubt the value God placed on us when He sent His Son to die for us. It’s at that moment of doubt, of comparing ourselves with others, when Satan shows up with our drugs of choice.
You can defeat him by stop running from who God made you. He determined the size of the jar that would hold His Spirit within us (2 Cor. 4:7). He determined the talents and gifts we’d have (Matt. 25:25; 1 Cor. 12:11). Our job is to listen to Jesus and use those talents when and where He wants us to use them (aka live with a Biblical worldview). When we do we will experience a sense of peace and security as we will be doing the “good works” He prepared for us to do (Eph. 2:10).
“S”et Free Nowww