The thing about lies is that they feel so true. It is often difficult to discern between honest self-assessment and a lie; especially when they come from within. Where does reality end and the murmur of lies begin? I would say that the moment your attitude shifts from hope to doubt, you have just bought into a lie. And once you fall for one lie, others follow and before you know it, a murmur of lies is constantly running in the background of your spirit like a virus designed to disable your hard drive.
What lies have you believed lately?
You are not the important one. Your input is not valuable. Your contribution is minimal. People don’t find you interesting so just keep quiet. You can’t form an original thought. That compliment was only given out of politeness. Know your place. You can’t do that, you don’t have formal training. What makes you think you can do what others have failed to do? You bring nothing unique to the table. You are too insignificant to create change. This is the best you can hope for. You don’t have time for that.
These things could be true, except you have the spirit of the Living God dwelling within you. The same spirit that raised Christ from the dead gives life to your mortal body. The spirit of God within you makes you able to do exceedingly abundantly above all you could ask or think. Don’t forget, you are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. Our chief enemy, Satan, has always hated the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies. Don’t give your enemy a foothold and let Satan set up camp in your heart, murmuring lies to your spirit. Cultivate instead a life of worship. That is the single most effective way to combat the forces of darkness that threaten to lay claim to the victorious life you have been promised.
Want to know the truth?
You are highly valued. You have no reason to fear. Nothing is impossible. You have everything you need. Abundant life is yours. You are more than a conqueror. You are loved. You are forgiven. You are made new.
Know this; while each of these statements is pure truth, they are only true in the life of one who has been cloaked in Christ. These truths speak to the transformed state of those who have submitted to the authority of Jesus Christ. These are unique truths applicable only to the believer in, and follower of, Jesus Christ. As one who has been bought by the blood of Jesus, abundant life is yours. Please don’t believe the lies. Please. It’s not always easy to move from believing lies to embracing truth, and it can often take time and practice paired with much prayer. You may not have even been aware of the poisonous murmur until now. But now that you have recognized that the enemy is not you, it’s time to take action.
What action you ask? Stay tuned. Part two is on the way…