Happy early Halloween. Of course, be careful and take precautions to be safe this time of year. It gets dark early, so wear reflective clothing. Be sure to get the trick or treating done early before the sun goes down. And be sure to avoid those pesky witch attacks.
Wait a minute. Witches attacks?
Jennifer LeClaire over at Charisma Magazine has a list of eight signs that some intrepid witch is… well… attacking you. Symptoms include:
Witchcraft makes you question yourself, question your friends, question your leaders—question God.
I thought questions were a great way to gather information. I tend to be suspicious of situations where questioning is banned. If you can’t ask questions, that’s generally an unhealthy situation and if the answers are confusing, then keep asking questions. At least that’s my experience.
- Trouble paying attention
When witchcraft attacks, it can feel like your mind is scrambled like an egg. You have trouble staying focused on the tasks at hand.
Hmmm… I can’t help but think there are a number of reasons a person can have trouble paying attention, and none of them have to do with witchcraft attacks. Perhaps you’re tired. Overwhelmed? Got lots to do? Perhaps the task at hand is boring. Good grief.
- Wanting to hide in your cave
I like my cave. I like being alone with God, but when I feel tempted to hide in my cave rather than face the world—when I feel like David when he said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! For then I would fly away and be at rest” (Ps. 55:6)—I know I’m under attack.
I don’t live in a cave. I don’t know anyone who live in caves. That said, sometimes I feel like being alone. I think that’s called being human.
- Forgetting who you really are
You are a child of the King. You are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. Greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world (1 John 4:4). You are blessed coming in and blessed going out. Everything you put your hand to prospers. That’s your legal position.
Well… that’s a rather interesting statement. If I didn’t know better, I’d say it was just a tad… bold. It’s also possibly true that failure is a part of life.
- Discouraged, depressed and ready to quit
We all get discouraged from time to time, but when witchcraft attacks, you may just want to throw in the towel; send your resignation letter to God; quit, give up, cozy up in bed and pull the covers over your head. The devil comes to wear you out (Dan. 7:25)
Again, she’s describing the human condition.
Witchcraft attacks? Good grief. But it gets better. She’s come up with three more sure signs witchcraft is attacking you.
- Angry and frustrated
When witchcraft attacks, you may feel angry and frustrated. You feel like people and things are standing in your way. You may get mad at yourself, mad at the devil or even mad at God.
- Sickness, aches, and pains
I’ve told you before that when witchcraft attacks me, my eyes burn. Sometimes my chest gets tight and I get dizzy.
- Just plain worn out
If you’ve slept eight hours, had a tall cup of coffee and you still feel like you’ve been run over by a truck, witchcraft could be attacking you. This is one of the ways witchcraft comes after me. I’ve learned not to give in by laying down for a nap that turns into four or five hours of witchcraft-induced sleep.
Sigh. I’ve always called those symptoms “life.” Perhaps “living” would work, too. Everyone gets frustrated. Everyone gets sick. I don’t know about you, but I occasionally get tired.
How this author feels these are witchcraft attacks is beyond me. I’ve always known that Charisma is a rather odd publication, but these two articles take the cake.