Lies of the enemy - this topic has been on my heart the past several days, and was brought to my attention again last night. I have pondered about how easily we are convinced that we are not good enough, not pretty enough, not cool enough...basically just not enough. My mind drifts back over the years, wondering how many lies I have actually believed and have allowed to shape my thinking. It grieves me so much to think of the Truth that we shy away from because of the lie that we choose to believe.
We are all familiar with people who seem to be able to lie without blinking an eye. It is as if they have started to believe their own lies, and actually are convinced themselves. Do we believe them when they speak to us? Don't we question what they tell us, due to their history of story-telling? So why is it different when it comes to Satan? Why is it difficult sometimes to call him out on his lies? It's easy for us to tell someone else that he is lying to them, but when those hisses are directed at us...well, I guess we feel like we deserve what he is saying.
So, I can tell you all day long of how I believe in God. I believe in His Word. I believe in Jesus Christ and Him crucified. I believe in the Holy Spirit. So, why do lies of the enemy still break through occasionally?
"You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that-and shudder."
I choose to not only believe in God, but to wholeheartedly believe Him. I choose to know the Truth, and allow this Truth to tear down every wall that the lies have built. The lies are silenced when His Word is the answer. The hisses are brought out into the open when the Lamp of the Word shines on them.
Lies spoken are hushed by Words written. But remember we cannot answer, "It is written..." if we don't know what is written. "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
Father, I choose to believe You. I want Your Truth to guard me against any and all lies of the enemy. Help me to not only be able to recognize the lies, but please help me to know what lies have built strongholds already in my life. You are the Truth, Lord Jesus. I believe You. In Jesus' Name. Amen.