I know this word is not in the English vocabulary, so please allow me some creative freedom.
Have you ever experienced something and just accepted it? Perhaps you have not questioned it, or wondered why it is happening, but just went with the flow of it. Here is the problem with that: when it’s something that interferes with your normal daily living, it needs to be addressed, particularly when the experience is against what God’s word says.
Let’s take for example the lack of getting restful sleep. God would not have you being tired during the day and awake at night when his word says the following:
When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down,
and thy sleep shall be sweet. Proverbs 3:24
Where in this verse is there any indication that this means your sleep shall be full of turmoil, that has you tossing and turning, waking up full of frustration, and more tired than you were before you initially laid down to sleep? This is an indication that what you are experiencing is not of God, but of the enemy. I can speak of this because I have been going through this for years. Last night I prayed for help…the sleep lasted for 3.5 to 4 hours, and I woke up, full of frustration. That was coupled with pain in parts of my body that had me turning from one side to the other trying to get comfortable and back to sleep.
This morning I felt no different than I did when I went to sleep the night before. I acknowledged to myself:
- I have accepted the lack of sleep, the not being able to turn my head off when it is time to go to sleep. This has caused me to just exist. I acknowledge that eating candy in an attempt to get some energy doesn’t work, that just eating to get some energy does not work, and I am tired of being tired.
- Things don’t change because of my acceptance of the way things presently are. Why should anything change when I am not doing anything to change?
Something has to change. No more acceptance, I will incorporate a plan of disceptance.
Disceptance is defined in my dictionary of the English language as a verb that does not accept what is not helping me. It involves being radical, in that one is saying that acceptance is not working will no longer be tolerated. It acknowledges that in order to make disceptance work one must no longer just think of wanting to change but act regarding change, and in essence one accepts the concept of disceptance.
From a spiritual standpoint, disceptance is like what Jesus did when he overturned the moneychangers’ tables (Matthew 21:13), and said the church should be called a house of prayer, but the people had turned it into a den of thieves. He was not accepting of the normal way people did things, he was discepting of their ways. Likewise when he healed people. But what is interesting is that the people were no longer accepting their illnesses and acting on their faith that Jesus could do something to make their life more than one of mere existence. We could all learn something from that.
So I am starting to make the change which includes more prayer, reading scripture on healing (and sleeping), and acknowledging that perhaps I am closer to breakthrough than I have ever been, which is probably why the enemy is attempting to block me with lack of sleep. I don’t want him to win, and hope in your struggles the same is true. So:
- What is your struggle (what you have accepted), that you have accepted instead of discepting it?
- Devise a plan of change: a) What you want to change b) Find scripture that is the basis for change, and that can encourage you to change c) Pray to God to give you the power to make the change, and be violent in taking back what has been stolen from you. Reclaim it and don’t accept: discept! Be strengthenized in the process…