I am so tired of being lied to
The quiet whispers in the back of my mind that my life is worthless
When you stay in bed a little longer
That you won’t be missed
That you’d be wasting your time
the enemy is so powerful when he’s quiet.
Or maybe that’s just me.
It’s in the slow subtle discouragement.
Slowly chiseling away at the Truth you have been told.
The enemy works in the dark, the quiet, and the it’s not that bad
In the are you sure?
In the you can’t do that.
In the who do you think you are?
We don’t talk about it -- not that much.
Or we’re scared to.
"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm." Ephesians 6:12-13
We talk about our worldly fight more than our spiritual fight.
Isn’t that interesting?
That our brains are so wrapped around our day-to-day and the next hot button topic that we completely brush over eternity as if it has no importance, when it has infinite importance.
I love this quote from C.S. Lewis:
“Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.”
It’s infinitely important to get this right.
Because if we have our lives out of order, we will let those whispers triumph over our lives.
Those whispers devalue.
Those whispers taunt.
Those whispers steal, kill, and destroy.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
We don’t cultivate a closeness to God by devaluing ourselves, we get closer to God by agreeing in the value that He has placed on us in His death and resurrection.
Letting the enemy devalue you does not serve anyone.
Letting the enemy devalue you is the opposite of holy or being a “gentle and quiet spirit”.
Romans 6 proclaims that we are no longer under the authority of sin, but under the authority of Christ.
We have handcuffs on and have the key in our back pocket.
Not today, satan.