Whew. Glad I got that off of my chest…
Seriously, I have the ability to recall crazy obscure facts, dates, and names with no problem… but matching God’s word to a chapter and verse… and I struggle. This has frustrated me for years and years… it has been one of the lies that Satan has used over and over to tell me that I am unworthy or unqualified to teach God’s word to women… “How do you think you can make them understand? You can’t even memorize it!”
Recently, I had enough of Satan whispering this lie into my ear and began to pray specifically for insight on this struggle. It was only then that God gave me a brilliant breakthrough!
He has shown me that this ironic inability to recall the verses that I spend so much time reading day after day as not some crazy undiagnoised memory problem but rather a DIRECT and DIRTY attack by an enemy who does not want me to be able to be able to easily recall God’s word.
The moment that my light bulb went on about this struggle I knew what I had to do… Work harder to overcome this attack. The bible is clear to us that the best weapon we have to fight off attacks like this one is God’s truth.
So I have made an exciting commitment to myself and have decided to extend an invitation to each of you as well. I am going to be working on memorizing one new verse a week and starting this Sunday, each week I will share the verse and some of my thoughts on it in a post here on my blog. I will also be talking about it on Facebook throughout the week as well!
I am dedicated to overcoming this struggle and being able to not only hide God’s word in my heart daily… but also be able to recall it when needed as well!
I hope you will consider joining me!