This is going to be one of those posts that I write and just publish simply because I want this to be as real and human as possible with little editing so excuse any errors please.
The other day, I wrote the most honest blog post I’ve ever written. I wrote a little about my situation, dealing with panic attacks and sickness and over all war in my own life. I wrote that full of strength and passion. I have received more support from that post than any other post I’ve written in the last 6 years. It has blown me away.
Do you know what happened the day after I wrote that post?
Satan threw a punch.
That post caused me to pick myself up off the ground and take a stand for something. And, if you’ve ever done that before, you know the enemy is not a fan of it.
The very day after that post was written and my entire family and I had been talking non-stop about the support, I got knocked to the ground.
My parents, my best friend and myself sat on a couch in my parents house getting ready to leave and my dad turned on the TV for just a minute. He had it on a station he never watches and a show he had never seen before. I knew what he was watching though, it was a news program that I had been featured on with my former job.
I spent all of 30 seconds telling him about it and then we heard it. The words that came out of the host’s mouth nearly knocked me to the ground.
The host of the show was referring to the lie that was told about me. I heard him reference the whole thing down to my very story, luckily, he did not call me out by name.
I sat there in shock and complete silence as my entire family listened to the story. I got hit.
The day after I stood up, I got knocked down.
I left my parents house in tears and drove home. My friend reminded me of the post that I had written and the peace that I had from God. My mom called me back to her house where I went and she spoke life over me. She reminded me of God’s purpose and plan for my life.
I stood up, I got knocked down. But, guess what? I’m standing up again.
I guess that’s the moral of the story, don’t let Satan knock you down. Don’t give up, you’ll drive him crazy, he just doesn’t know what to do when you don’t give up.
I titled this “Satan threw the first punch” but really, I did. I threw it at him and truth be told, I’m gonna throw a few more before it’s all said and done.
Sarah Ann is an author, speaker and media personality committed to honesty, vulnerability and authenticity. She has a passion for empowering people who are willing to be honest and walk out life in Christ together. Sarah holds a Bachelors in Biblical Studies and a Masters in Theology and Apologetics, she also owns a clothing company, Ascent516.com and is the creator of SarahAnnSpeaks.com and the Sarah Ann Speaks Podcast. Sarah is featured daily on GEB TV.