For days and weeks I’ve been working on my blog, from completely redesigning it to adding new content; it was a lot of work, but I did it. Because it had been so long since I’d blogged, I’d forgotten how to do so many things so in essence I had to re-learn tons of coding etc. Nonetheless, after countless hours and consistently working on it, I’ve figured most of it out. I still have a few kinks to work out and is sure I will resolve them over time.
With a launch date in mind, I managed to tie up lots of loose ends making the site presentable. The morning of the launch date, Monday September 12th, 10:00am, thirty minutes prior I checked and re-checked everything and all looked well. I was overjoyed with excitement about the re-launch of my blog after having not blogged for a year and what happens, initially, it was stuck in “maintenance mode.” Maintenance mode is a plugin I installed while working on the site. I did everything in my power that I knew how to fix the problem including calling my hosting site. In the end, they informed me that all looked well on my end and that it was a Facebook issue. The site was completely fine!
I was so frustrated, I had to take a step back from the computer, went and made my smoothie, cleaned up dog vomit…yes all while being frustrated about the blog not working, at least so I thought. Finally, I got on my knees and called out to Jesus to remove the enemy from my life; to get him off of my back. He was adamant about me not launching my blog, in particular my one about depression. Why, because he knows SOMEONE is going to read it and find comfort and possible healing from it. This is NOT what he wants…TOO BAD! This cankerworm is not the beginning nor the end. We serve a mighty mighty God. One that loves and will shield us from your evil doing and plans of defeat. We are protected by the armor of God if you believe and I believe!
THE BIG IDEA!
When faced with trials and/or defeat, drop to your knees and call out to our heavenly Father. He will rescue you in trying times. He will protect you and guide you. There is no right or wrong way in talking to Him…just do it! All the enemy need is a window of opportunity, a crack in your foundation, to slither his nasty unwanted self in and he will. Don’t give him that opening or chance. I’m not sure how long he thought he was going to prevent me from launching my blog, something that was confirmed by God. All he got was a mere hour and a half. As a matter a fact the experience created more material….this blog HA!!! Now it will be used to inspire and encourage someone who is or may have experienced something similar. I almost want to thank him but I won’t because what he meant for harm God will always use for good! Never give up or give in to this cankerworm. Rebuke him in the name of the Lord and send him back to the pit of hell from whence he came!!!!
What’s a cankerworm? Cankerworms (the enemy) consume the buds (our minds) and leaves of trees (our spirit, our essence) and can be a major pest (distraction).