Every day our minds are bombarded with thoughts that we accept, we reject or we question. The enemy is a professional “bomb dropper.” He likes to drop thoughts into our minds that get us confused and scared. He has such easy access to our heads that a lot of the thoughts he injects into our thinking appear to be our own thoughts or they seem to be true when they are lies. The enemy is a thief and what he loves to steal is our peace. The thoughts and ideas he drops are meant to steal our peace. He doesn’t like any of us to live in harmony with God’s serenity. Peace is something he hates and he will do his best to prevent us from walking in the truth of the Lord.
The Lord’s truth paves the way to peace and freedom and as long as we are on the wrong path, the enemy is content. He is the king of lies and promotes the biggest lies. It is important that we watch what we think so we don’t buy into the lies and turn them into our reality. One of the biggest lies of the enemy is that God doesn’t love us. How could God love us since we are sinners? That is what the enemy suggests to our minds. Doubting God’s love is detrimental to our faith and to our well-being. Now, most of the lies of the enemy fall under the umbrella of that lie. When we are scared and we doubt, it is mostly because we don’t believe that God’s love is powerful enough to get us through life. If we believe that God’s love is the strongest force in the universe, we don’t dread anything.
Today I want to remind you that the enemy is a liar and God loves you more than anything. His love is the key to peace, to the truth and to deliverance. You might be struggling today and you might need to hear that God loves you. It is the truth. Hold on to that truth and use its power against all the lies of the enemy. You are loved. You are adored. You are blessed. You are highly favored. You are a child of God. All these are truths that you can brandish like a weapon in front of the enemy. Learn to recognize the lies. Learn to stop and think about God before you buy into what the enemy wants you to think. The Word of God defeats all lies. You can find all you need in God’s Word. You will find all the ammunition you need to conquer your negative thought life. Thoughts have a life of their own. They create a whole world that can be far from the truth or a world that was never supposed to be our truth but we accept it.
The Bible is referred to as the word of truth. You can be sure that the enemy doesn’t like the word of truth so use it as much as you can. The enemy hates hearing believers who speak the word of truth and who stand by that word. When he sees that Christ followers mean what they say and trust what Jesus says, he is diminished. The Word of God says that we should resist the devil and he will flee. When we proclaim the Word of God over our lives and we hold it as the ultimate truth in our lives, we resist the devil. When we refuse to adhere to the enemy’s lies, we resist the devil. When we declare Jesus as our Savior all the time, we resist the devil. When we argue with the negative chatter and we enjoy the positive discourse of the Lord, we resist the devil. Friend, the truth will set you free and it will challenge the lies of the enemy. Speak the truth of the Lord as much as you can.
You have the power to squash the lies of the enemy. Be relentless in your effort to let the truth of the Lord dominate your life. Stand strong and keep standing. Resist the devil. That resistance starts in your mind. Don’t let the lies get you down. Don’t let the lies tell you that you won’t amount to much. Don’t let the lies stall you and slow you down. Don’t let the lies mislead you. Lift up the Lord in your head. Celebrate Him and enjoy His truth. He loves you and His love for you will never die so the lies of the enemy will never be true. Anything that pops into your head that contradicts the Word of God is not worth your time. Focus on the goodness of God and know that God’s love is more than enough. May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: John 8:31-32; John 14:6; John 17:17