The devil really knows how to work on people. He has all the time in the world to figure out what makes us tick. I was lonely and all anyone had to do was show me a little attention. People are truly easy! People are basically all the same. If one thing doesn’t work, the devil will try something else until he finds what will work with you. He will continue to torment us and he will try to keep us down. ~John 10:10 (NIV) says, “The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy…”~ and ~2 Corinthians 11:3 (NIV) says, “But I am afraid that as the serpent deceived Eve by his cunning, your thoughts will be led astray from a sincere and pure devotion to Christ.”~ Who knew… that controlling our thoughts can change everything? I sure didn’t. ~2 Corinthians 10:5 says,” We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”~
I have pretty much always been a ‘glass is half empty’ kind of gal. My mind set is usually pretty negative. My thought was, ‘If my expectations are not too high, then I won’t be disappointed when good things don’t happen.’ I said things like that for many, many years. I was really scared to get excited or happy about anything. You know, that’s really no way to live life. We need to change the negative thinking and purposely think *positive things. ~Mark 5:28 (NIV) says, “because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.”~ And she was.