“But you walked away from your first love—why? What’s going on with you, anyway? Do you have any idea how far you’ve fallen? A Lucifer fall! Revelation 2:4-5
My preacher encouraged us to read the book of Revelation going into this new year. I began reading a few nights ago and when I came across this scripture I paused. I was taken back and felt a little convicted. “Do you have any idea how far you’ve fallen? A Lucifer fall!” Isn’t that intense? We all know the story of how Satan was thrown out of Heaven because of his pride and his desire to basically be God rather than follow God. As I read that I thought hmmm… How many times have I let my pride lead the way? How many times have I tried to run things rather than allowing God to be in charge? We’ve all done it. We may not have intentionally or knowingly at the time, but we have. Instead of saying “God take the lead and I will follow” we do the whole “You know what no its okay God I can handle it. I’ll take it from here.” Wow. You didn’t think about like that did you? I sure didn’t. How convicting is it to even remotely be compared to anything the enemy has done. I don’t want any part of it. I don’t want to go down with him. Let’s take a step back and look at our lives, our actions. Maybe we’ll notice what this scripture is saying. That we’ve fallen and fallen hard. But God is revealing this so that we can get ourselves back in line. It’s not too late to remove the blindfold and see clearly.
“God I repent right now. From trying to do it my way. For putting my way before yours. God forgive me, search me, purify my heart and intentions. I sacrifice my flesh, my fleshly desires. I sacrifice my wants. Plant inside me your wants, needs, and desires for my life. I give you the wheel, the reigns, the lead. You are above all. Remove any ounce of pride in my life. Remove the “my way” mindset. I will not fall with Satan. Remove the blindfold the enemy has placed, that I have placed over my eyes, and let me see clearly. I give everything to you before it is too late. Don’t give up on me. Don’t grow fed up with me. Change me. Change my ways. I rebuke the enemy’s plan over me for complete self destruction. I remove his stronghold. You save me. You forgive me. Thank you Father. I will not fall a Lucifer fall, I will follow you. I will honor you Jesus.”