Stand and Fight Series
Stop listening to the lies
The Problem: Satan lies to us
The Solution: Trust in God’s words not Satan’s deceitfulness
As I lay in bed this morning the same thought and prayer went through my mind that goes through my mind almost everyday. Lord help me accomplish all that I need to because there is a lot to be done and so little time to get it all done.
The problem here isn’t that I am praying and asking for help. No the real problem is that Satan uses any and every little way to plant untruths into my life that I start to believe they are true.
You see I may have a lot to do, but the lie is that I don’t have enough time to get it all done. Satan wants me to feel that way, because he knows that the more pressure I feel the more anxious I become, and the more anxious I become the less pleasant I am to be around. I start to feel stress and overwhelmed which is exactly what Satan wants.
Satan is so subtle. He loves to mix half truths into my thinking to throw me off base.
In all honesty I went to bed last night praying that God would reveal to me ways that Satan is lying to me. I asked God to help me recognize the lies from the truth. It shouldn’t amaze me that God answers my prayers and yet I get so excited when I know He is listening and answering, because the first thing I thought this morning was exactly what I said. I have too much to do God and not a lot of time to complete it. Then as soon as I thought those thoughts and I prayed my prayer God’s gentle voice said to me….Laura this is one of those lies Satan is using against you. You have 24 hours today to accomplish all that needs to be done, and what you don’t get done today you have the next day. Satan wants you to feel pressure, stop listening to his lies.
How many wrong beliefs are thrown our way day after day after day? Yet we gobble them up and accept them as if it is true. We accept things that Satan whispers to us. He does it so cunningly and so carefully. He does it in a way that we don’t even realize that he is orchestrating our thoughts and feelings.
We need to be able to stand and fight against the Devil’s schemes!
In my mind the thing I am trying to do is to be organized and be able to accomplish all that God would want, yet while this all may be good Satan is waiting there feeding me words of untruth…..I can’t get it all done…..this is too much for me……I am going to fail again because I will never be able to do everything and even if I do it won’t be perfect.
Do you understand that this is how Satan operates. He sneaks his thoughts into our minds and we tend to believe those thoughts and act upon them.
Of course what Satan is tempting me with may not be at all what you are struggling with. We all have our different temptations and thought patterns and Satan sure knows how to trigger each one of us.
It all seems so hopeless-Or is that just what Satan wants us to think?
Hold fast to the to the hope you confess, for I am faithful to keep My promises. Hebrews 10:23
The pit that Satan wants us to fall into is the pit of hopelessness. He wants us to trust his lies and focus on our insecurities.
I need to change my mindset….Maybe you need to as well. Instead of listening to the lies I need to hold fast to the hope that I confess. God is faithful to me if I need to change the lies that I am believing and God can help me do this. It is not hopeless.
When following the lies, destruction is the end product…When listening to God’s truths, than peace is what will follow.
When I focused on the truth that God was giving me I no longer felt stress, or anxiousness, or any overwhelming feelings what I felt was complete peace.
I felt the hope just this morning that God can give me peace through the chaos. He can help me see the lies that Satan is feeding me and He can help me hold onto the truth that He wants me to have.
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44 (NIV)
“If God were your father,” said Jesus, “you would love me, for I came from God and arrived here. I didn’t come on my own. He sent me. Why can’t you understand one word I say? Here’s why: You can’t handle it. You’re from your father, the Devil, and all you want to do is please him. He was a killer from the very start. He couldn’t stand the truth because there wasn’t a shred of truth in him. When the Liar speaks, he makes it up out of his lying nature and fills the world with lies. I arrive on the scene, tell you the plain truth, and you refuse to have a thing to do with me. Can any one of you convict me of a single misleading word, a single sinful act? But if I’m telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? Anyone on God’s side listens to God’s words. This is why you’re not listening—because you’re not on God’s side.” John 8:44-47 (Message)
I want to choose to listen to God rather than the father of all lies….. I want to choose to hold fast to the hope of the God that I confess to believe in…..I want to put my faith in God not a liar.
Which lie have you been listening too that is damaging your relationship with God and the people around you? Pray for God to reveal to you the lies that Satan is feeding you and when you become aware of them take steps to stop listening to those lies and start hoping in the God that you confess to follow.