According to the CDC parasites are organisms that live on or in a host and gets its food from or at the expense of its host. They can cause all kinds of damage. This life is full of another kind of parasites that can suck the life out of you if you let them. I am not talking about organisms. What parasites am I talking about? I am glad you asked. To name a few, there is low self-esteem, jealously, lying, despair and guilt. There is immorality, corruption, and greed. There is fear, who nurses itself in your thought life, feeding off your inner struggles and hang-ups. And last but so deadly, there is the past, which you cannot let go. And that is just to name a few. It seems every day we are ducking and dodging these parasites. Your home, which should be your escape, can also shelter them. If we let them, these parasites will attach themselves in our life, and destroy us, they will destroy our family, success, our dreams, and our goals. They can also block our blessings. Everyone has had to deal with these parasites at one time or another. If you have not, thank God. But most likely you will. I know because God put it this way, in this world there will be troubles. He also said the enemy walks the earth, watching and waiting to destroy us. Did you know that these parasites are the enemy’s weapons to use against us? As Christians our life is a fight, and it is not one against people but against the forces of darkness in this world. Some are what I call parasites. The enemy is vicious but also sneaky, he does not always attack us in ways that are obvious. He is discreet. His tactics are clever and cunning. The parasites I am talking about belong to him, and unless we are aware and on guard, they will suck the blood out of us. Thank God we are covered under the blood of Jesus. That is the Good News! We have a God that is greater than the enemy. This same God will give us the strength to reject, overpower, and defeat the enemy’s parasites. Yes, they may come for us, in our mind, in our homes, at the workplace, even in our relationships, but we can refuse to feed these parasites, and they will eventually die. We can think positive until every negative parasite is choked to death by God’s light and our positive energy.
Ok, you may say I am ashamed, and I am broken. I have let these parasites suck the blood out of me for so long, I feel powerless and I do not know where to begin. Begin by thanking God that He is all powerful and ask for His help. Everything good comes from the Lord. If  it is not good, and it is hurting you or others, it has to go! Parasites can live in your thoughts, actions, and your words. They will disturb your peace and joy. They will redirect your focus. They will disrupt God’s plan for our lives, and the only way we can fight back is to know the truth, and have the truth set us free. (John 8:32) I don’t know about you but it gives me comfort to know that we have the power through Jesus, prayer, and His Word to stand up, release the grip of parasites and boldly walk into our God given destiny.  The promises of God are waiting for us.
 Love and Blessings…
 In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." (John 16:33)
 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)
 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)
 “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is not truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44)
 “Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, you shall not eat of any tree in the garden?” (Genesis 3:1)
 “Everything good comes from God. Every perfect gift is from him. These good gifts come down from the Father who made all the lights in the sky. But God never changes like the shadows from those lights. He is always the same.  God decided to give us life through the true message he sent to us. He wanted us to be the most important of all that he created.” (James 1:17-19)
 “Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” ( 1 Peter 5:8-10)


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