Wednesday, May 13, 2015

It Time to Combat the Lies...Again (When You Feel Like a Failure)

A friend and I have started noticing some patterns of the master of lies.

It's like buying in bulk, two for the price of one.  He seems to be focused on certain areas specifically at one time, but with many people.

Six to twelve months ago it was "divide and conquer".  He was working to isolate many.

It's changed though.

This post might not be eloquent, but today a life altering event happened for one family.

One man decided today was his last, said goodbye on Facebook, and ended his life.  It was heart rending.  He left behind a young daughter.  It was not right or fair.  I'm not saying that in anger, but saying his life had value.  The lies were so pervasive though and so was the darkness, that he couldn't see that truth.

(Without identifying him completely, please pray for Ron's daughter, family, and friends who are wading through his decision.)

So I write....

The evil one is currently into the "beat down".  Don't pretend you don't know it.  Everyone has known it at some point in their lives.  Right now many are going through it....

You are not good enough.

You failed again.

Is it ever going to get easier?

What do you really bring to your family. your world?

You're stupid.  What an idiot!

You caused it, you know.  There is no forgiveness for something so awful...no hope for you.

You may not want to hear this, but they are LIES!  LIES! LIES!

You may not even feel good enough for God.  

Let me tell you a secret though.  Actually, it's not really a secret.  NOT ONE of us are good enough for God.  That is not what grace is about, our earning it. We can't earn it.  He knows our human nature and has plans for us ANYWAY!

 "But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.  God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.  It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption." 1 Corinthians 1:27-30

What happens if satan succeeds in convincing you of those lies?  He immobilizes you.  You stop hoping.  You stop moving.  You stop trying.

What happens if you listen to God instead?!  The masters of lies gets a whompin'!

What do you think satan wants you to do? He KNOWS he loses and he wants everyone else to suffer too.

So below I'm going to post a link in an effort to combat these lies....just to remind you (and myself) what it's really about.

Remember....You have worth.  Listen to the Creator of Truth.

"Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.  And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Matthew 10:29-31

Remember....Just do what's in front of you.  Don't look to the next week.  It can be too overwheming.  Look only to the next day...the next hour even...and look especially to God.

“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?  So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:28-34

Remember....if you hide your struggles in the dark, satan likes that.  He dwells in the dark!  When you share (calling those around you to rally) you bring the struggle to the light! You let others fight with you and for you.

 "This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light;in him there is no darkness at all." 1 John 1:5

"For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18:20

"Though one may be overpowered,
 two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12


If you are struggling, I would be honored to pray for you, please email me at everlasting_momentum@verizon.net.

Now let's combat the lies!!! (Read link below)
"Epiphanies and Lies" (When You Feel Like You Constantly Fail)


1 comment:

  1. Yes!!! I tend to pull the future into the present and freak out... Thanks for your encouragement!

    ReplyDelete

In the joy of following our Heavenly Father, we sometimes choose to proceed with a whisper, a verse, or a downright shove...no matter how we follow Him, the momentum that follows is like nothing we've ever experienced before.

Join the momentum...it is a beautiful place to be. It's not always easy, but then the best things never are.

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