I've read the story of Legion so many times. You remember him? The guy who lived among the tombs -- with superhuman strength because he was possessed by many demons. The people would chain him, but he would break the chains.
Jesus came along and cast the demons from Legion -- and into a herd of pigs. The pigs then ran off a cliff into the sea and drowned. Because of this, the people of the region were afraid and asked Jesus to leave. So he did.
The man from whom the demons were cast begged Jesus to let him go with him. Jesus' reply was, "Return home and tell how much God has done for you."
Again, I've read the story many times. Yet, until recently, I never saw how that story related to me. I have recently shared with many of you the struggles I have been through as an ACOA (Adult Child of an Alcoholic). My whole adult life I have battled with self-doubt, poor self-esteem and negative self-talk. Finally, figuring at age 47 that enough is enough -- I sought help to deal with my demons. And the Lord has delivered me. He has given me tools that I had never had to aid me in my struggle. I feel like I have had demons exorcised from me. It is a wonderful feeling!
And here is the cool connection between Legion and me: Jesus' words to me are the same as his words to Legion. "Tell how much God has done for you." And I will -- to anyone who will listen. You don't have to remain chained to your demons. So, don't settle with that kind of existence. Jesus wants to set you free!