Oh That Little Devil Deep Within

Oh that devil inside of me. Can you make yourself known? When the switch flips south and light exits the room you attack my thoughts without mercy. Your resolve and will is destructive. You drive your aspirations deep within my soul. And there I rest, the monster within playing around inside me like a wrecking ball. You exist in all of my doubt about life and tear me apart the more that I attempt to run from you.

But I'll fight no longer, only to eagerly embrace your presence. Does this confuse you? Does this make you weep at the thought of the grip you once had that exists no longer? You held onto me so perfect and so tight due to my inability to see that the battle increased your strength. Like quicksand I sunk the more I rapidly moved. But like I claimed before, I embrace the darkness now.

Things have changed. I will see now that darkness can deliver light. There's no fear in this heart anymore regarding you showing up. Why? I know you are here…right here inside me. Not walled out from me any longer. Not pushed away. Just here with me. Present. Actually present.

I am finally mindful of what you now are and who you turned me into. No, I’m not making an attempt to fool anybody anymore by showing them a smile on my face. No, I will just be myself. So I tip my cap to you to all of the times you cut me down. Now, let’s take a hike and work this thing out. I want to hear what you would like to say about all those years of the past. How proud are you? How much fun did you have? Are you proud of your accomplishments? Perhaps I can even clap to your success?

But we are moving on and this is the beginning of a long relationship. I am going to start talking with you for the 1st time. But now, my choices are based primarily on light. It is time to begin to live my life and make the best decisions I can. But I’m aware that I must consult with you…oh demon deep within. You can show me a path that is worth exploring in of its own. You can show me places I have always been frightened to go. But to ignore you further would be out of ignorance. Shame. Fear.

So let’s take a hike. I would like to hear what you have got to say.

Evan Sanders is the author of The Words Of Encouragement a website dedicated to spreading encouraging words to everyone who visits and giving them a reason to continue chasing after their dreams. If you are stuck in a rough place, perhaps dealing with that devil within right now, please read these quotes about depression. They will help. A lot.

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