Tuesday, May 6, 2014

What is your Kryptonite?

I have always been a sucker for super hero movies!   Super heroes can accomplish daring feats of power, they always seem to be on the side of good and let's be honest…for the most part they are usually very good looking! :)  Another reason I love them is that the super hero is always fighting for Justice.   There is a wrong…they are there to make it right.  Real life can be so frustrating sometimes when it seems like there is no justice and bad people prevail.  It's an escape to go and watch the good guys always win!

A year or so ago, the classic Superman movie was remade once again.   Now I am not here to debate whether you thought it was good or not.  I loved it…my blog…so it was good! :)  There were so many elements present in the movie that could be paralleled to real life.   Clark Kent had to figure out who he was in order to become who he was meant to be.   Could that preach right there or what?    Superman  had to put aside his personal feelings and agendas in order to accomplish greater things for the common good.  Now we know it's make believe because that goes against our human nature right?  How hard is that to do?  You must be from another world :)   So many things I could talk about but what I feel led to write about is the infamous weakness of Superman…Kryptonite.

  1. Kryptonite
  2. Kryptonite (not to be confused with Krypton) is a fictional material from the Superman mythos—the ore form of a radioactive element from Superman's home planet of Krypton. Within the mythos, it is the ultimate natural weakness of Superman and most other Kryptonians.

    Kryptonite is the one thing that can stop Superman.  And from our fictional definition above, we see that it is described as the "ultimate natural weakness".   Every time our hero would get anywhere in the vicinity of the stuff it would cause him to start to stumble and deviate from his projected path.  The closer he would get, the more crippling the effect!    I don't know what got me to thinking about this tonight.  But I begin to ask myself "what is my kryptonite?"  
    Maybe it's because I am getting ready to step outside of my comfort zone and teach a Bible Study.  The enemy has been extremely active in the last week or so trying to discourage and dissuade me.     How many times  have I seen him try to play the same tricks on me and how many times do I fall for the same stupid things?   I begin to think about my Kryptonite and I realized what it was. My kryptonite is Insecurity.   Always has been.  Should it be any surprise to me that the devil has whispered in my ear  every filthy lie about my ability, my calling and who I belong to these last few weeks?   I know that I should know better, but my humanity gets in the way and I often let my guard down when it comes to believing his lies about me.   Funny thing, I have no problem in encouraging and believing in other people.   But it's so hard to believe in the good for yourself sometimes!
    How did Superman overcome the effects of Kryptonite and even become some what immune to the stuff?   In the short term, if it was covered and he was removed away from it, his powers would return.   Over time, in different versions of the Superman story, the more he was exposed to the same Kryptonite, the less it had an effect on him.  Wow!!!     If I applied this to my spiritual life and put it to test against my personal "kryptonite" how would that work??
    Simple…I have to learn to "remove" myself by stop listening to the enemy!  I have to learn to fill my mind with the Word of God and start reminding my self what God has to say about who I am, what I can do and what He created me for.    And then sometimes, I have to recognize the enemies "overexposure".    Really Devil…you are trying that again?   Same old enemy, same old tricks.   The Bible says that they over came by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony (Revelations 12:11)   God's Word trumps the devils "kryptonite" every time!!!    God will break the hold the enemy has on our lives but then we must follow it up by speaking His Word to ourselves and to those things that would come to kill, steal and destroy who we are.    The hardest battles in the movies would always come right before the big finale.   Even though we would know in our minds how the movie would end - Superman wins - we had those moments of doubt when it looks like all hope was lost and that he may not be able to overcome the obstacles.  
    The same is so very true about life.  Some of the hardest things we fight are usually precursors to a major victory that God is wanting to bring us.  If we learn to hold steadfast on His promises, not get weary in our well doing, and keep our belief in Him - even though we doubt ourselves - God always comes through and we win!    What is your kryptonite?  Are you allowing the smaller of things to have to big of a place in your life?  Are you let a small cut turn into an infection in your heart?  Begin to speak the Word of God over yourself and to the enemy who has to bow at the mention of His name.   The movies are written by man and they can manipulate the ending.   The Word of God was divinely inspired and that is one ending that can not be altered or changed no matter what the enemy throws against it.  Remember Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world!   Quit playing with the kryptonite in your life.  Bury it and move on into the purpose that God has for you!!  I will do the same :)   
    In this thing called life with you my friends!
    April Phipps