What lies have you believed lately? Have you lost hope and begun to doubt the work of God in your life? Then I think you may have bought into some big fat lies and it’s time to replace them with the truth.
This is the second part of a previous post. For background, you may want to check it out.
Listening to lies can undermine your resolve and sap your desire to pursue righteousness. Don’t forget Christian, you have a sworn enemy who will use every low-down dirty tactic available to keep you from becoming the individual God would have you be. We have some tactics of our own though, and even though it may take every drop of spiritual energy you have, you’ve got to fight back the darkness that desires nothing more than your ineffectual witness.
There are no shortcuts, and taking your fist steps in this battle may seem impossible, but the good news is, Jesus Christ did the really hard work for you on the cross already, so all that’s left for you to do is exercise those muscles of faith, and watch in wonder as God takes care of the rest.
The ultimate remedy for the murmur of lies is truth, and Jesus is truth, and worship of Jesus is speaking truth. Lies cannot thrive in a life characterized by worship. Lies will be exposed and brought into your awareness as you glorify God with your words or songs or behavior. An exposed lie is a dead one when you surrender it to God and replace it with God’s truth.
Ongoing maintenance for a lie-free existence consists of steeping your mind in scripture, and fixing your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. This takes practice. So be patient with yourself. If you’ve been buying into lies for years, you may not be delivered from their influence immediately, but God is gracious and will meet you more than half way – because God has been there all along waiting to be your friend – and no word from God will ever fail.
…And you will know the truth and the truth shall set you free. John 8:32