Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44.) There is no truth in him; he can’t even tell a fraction of the truth. However with every lie that the enemy throws your way, God will be there to respond with the truth.
Lie: God will never forgive me.
Satan convinced me that I was too far gone, that Jesus could never forgive someone as terrible as me. He went as far as to say that it would be selfish of me to seek forgiveness.
Truth: God said he gave his only begotten Son for me.
God said that there was nothing I could do that He wouldn’t forgive me for. God has made me alive in Christ even though I was drowning in a sea of sin; now I am drowning in a sea of grace (Ephesians 2:5!)
Lie: I am never enough
I am never be good enough, pretty enough, skinny enough, funny enough, graceful enough; No matter what I did I would never, ever be enough. There is no way I measure up to the beauty and charisma of other women.
Truth: I have always been enough.
God said that I have ALWAYS been enough. I was enough for Him to give up His only begotten Son. I was enough for Jesus to give up His heavenly home; to trade divinity for humanity (and everything being human entails) and die a horrific death on a cross. I am and always will be enough (John 3:16.)
Lie: I am weak
Too weak, too fragile, too breakable. He told me that with a huff and a puff, I would fall straight down. He told me I didn’t have the strength to resist him, that I shouldn’t even bother putting up a fight.
Truth: God has all the strength I need.
God said that He is my strength! God said I was never meant to be strong enough to face this world (and Satan) on my own. My weakness is what showcases God’s strength (2 Corinthians 12:9.) All I have to do is put my trust in Him!
Lie: God doesn’t hear me.
Satan told me that God was completely deaf towards my pleas and that if He did hear me, He didn’t care. Satan told me that I should just quit praying because there’s no point to it.
Truth: God is always listening.
God said He hears everything I ask according to His will (1 John 5:14) and all I have to do is ask and it will be given to me (Matthew 7:7.) He said that Satan wants me to think that praying doesn’t work because the more I pray the stronger my connection to Him is, and the stronger my connection Him is the more powerful I become.
Lie: I cannot escape my past.
He told me my mistakes will haunt me forever; that I will never feel anything but guilt and shame. I will carry all of my regrets and shame with me for the rest of my life.
Truth: There’s nothing to escape.
God said there is nothing to escape. I am now a new creation in Christ and the old me is dead and gone along with my past (2 Corinthians 5:17.) God told me that Satan’s sole purpose is to steal, kill and destroy but Jesus came to set me free and let me live life abundantly (John 10:10!)
These are just a few of the lies that the enemy has told me, just the tip of the ice berg, and I am sure there are many more to come. Satan’s goal is to fill your mind with so much muck that you don’t know what way is up. However, if you fill your mind with the Word of God then there will be no room for the enemies lies!
What is a lie that Satan has told you? What Biblical truth set you free from it?
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