June 2015 Letter–Dear Monsters Under My Bed

Dear Monsters under my Bed,

You can be so scary at times.

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I know I am all grown-up now, and grown-ups know that you really don’t exist and monsters under the bed are not for real, but you know, whether under my bed or not, there are monsters lurking all over my life, and they can be very, very scary.

 

You guys don’t always look like monsters; sometimes, you are like little creatures who lodge themselves inside my head and speak lies to me. You always want me to believe you, entertain you, invite you to stay a while. But if truth be told, I don’t like you very much.  Actually, I hate you. A lot. Because you hurt me. A lot.  

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But in a way, I also like you at times, even though I know better–I’m a grown-up after all. I am not quite sure why you can be so enticing at time; is it because you give me a sense of importance? Or because you have a way of making yourself look so smart, intellectual, needed? I don’t always stand up to you, and you have won a few heart and mind battles.  That’s when I hate you again with all of my strength.

You are such interesting creatures, feeding on my curiosity, growing on my yielding to you. You know exactly how to tear away at my confidence, my joy, my faith.  

Over the years of my adult life, I have loved you too often and hated you not enough.

Today, I remember the truth that I told my little ones when they wondered about you guys lurking under the bed: it turns out that when you turn on the light, there are no monsters under the bed.

I am going to keep the light on from now on.

 

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 Home,SDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing Home, Play Dates with God, Monday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s Story, Into the Word, In and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays, Extraordinay, Lessons from Ivy,Denise in Bloom, Sweet Blessings, Faith Filled Friday, Finding Joy,WholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life, Still Saturday. Wildcrafting Wednesdays, WFMW

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13 comments

  1. I so enjoyed this post. Yesterday I read, “When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth. He will also declare to you what is to come.” (John 16:13) Yes! May we walk in the Light & today declare, “There are no monsters under my bed.” Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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  2. The lies of our enemy are like monsters who often refuse to leave. Perhaps we are so use to their attendance, we might miss them if they were gone. Then we realize that to enjoy freedom, they must go. Finding God’s truth will replace Satan’s deception when we open our eyes wide enough to acknowledge this is so. Recognize the Lie, and then listen to Jesus for His truth. No monsters under the bed tonight for you! Thanks for sharing at Tell me a Story.

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  3. Cute idea! As my kids are still little, we still deal with the cleaning of the monsters from under the bed! Your graphics are eye-opening…kind of freaky! Love this viewpoint! I want to add the VeggieTales song: God Is Bigger Than The Boogie Man” to your post!

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  4. Turning on the light and living in the light is often all we need to see the truth. Thanks for sharing this at #ThreeWordWednesday.

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  5. I was thinking about monsters under my bed not long ago. Sometimes when I get a little spooked, I don’t let my feet dangle over the bed edge for fear a monster will grab my ankles and put under with them. Like you, I know no such things exist and yet these scary thoughts make me react like a kid again. That’s when I roll my eyes and say, “Cathy, don’t be silly!” It’s good to know that I’m not alone, excluding monster company, and that you think this way, too. 😀

    I invite you to stop by anytime to see what’s going on with Curious as a Cathy, but today you have a chance to read Meet my grandparents Part III #FlashbackFriday

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  6. So true that they lodge themselves in our heads and speak lies, but I love that you will keep the Light on. “Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.”! Blessings from #EspressosofFaith via #TellHisStory!

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  7. I seriously love this post! I hope and pray that you can come join me for the #RaRalinkup on Purposeful Faith on Tuesdays. I would love for the other bloggers to be encouraged by you. We also tweet encouragement to bloggers using #RaRalinkup on Mondays. Your words resonate with my heart.

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  8. Oh those insidious monsters…the deceptive whispers and talking you out of what you know…. I’m going to keep that light on, too! This post is a gem; what a delightful way to illustrate the light of Christ! I really enjoyed reading it this morning. I hope you have a wonderful, light-filled week.

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  9. I remember reading a book over 25 years ago – and it said, “There’s no monsters under my bed; God’s under my bed” – and I so loved it! We all have monsters or crocodiles – and it’s all about letting God get rid of them – trusting Him. Praying we both let God take care of it!

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