When my daughter was little, my niece would babysit for her. It wasn’t until years later that the story was told on her that she would always say to my niece, “you’re not the boss of me”. My niece was a very good person to take that and not tattle on my daughter.
I can just see that little girl with those big brown eyes and sweet chunky little cheeks pointing her finger at the figure standing above her and smarting off with “you’re not the boss of me” upon being told to do something she obviously did not want to do.
Although it was not a good attitude for my daughter to have toward her babysitter, we can certainly take that attitude toward the devil. When he gets in our thoughts and causes us to worry about things or tries to steer us off of our Christian walk, we need to point our finger at him and say, “you’re not the boss of me.”
Colossians 3:23-24 tells us that the Lord is our boss. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
Therefore, it is very accurate to tell the devil, the master of lies, that he is NOT the boss of you. You work for the Lord and you don’t have to listen to a thing the devil says to you. Speak out loud and let him know who’s boss……….”Get away from me, devil. I work for the King of the universe! And YOU ARE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!”