How Many Lies are You Willingly Accepting?


Satan regularly hand-delivers lies created especially with us in mind. His daggers are forged to take advantage of our biggest fears and personal vulnerabilities. Sometimes he sends them through friends and family. Other times they pop into our minds, seemingly out of nowhere. Unfortunately, we’re so used to them, we often welcome them as if they were a long lost friend.


I have become convinced that the enemy of our souls actually has very little power. All he can do is tell us lies upon lies. We are the ones that take his words and put the action behind them.

Satan can’t help but lie. That’s what he does. In fact, the book of John says “there is NO truth in him.” Often we listen, unaware that our life-damaging and condemning thoughts have such an insidious source.


His words are so subtle and so familiar. They seem to make sense. That’s only because they are artfully crafted falsehoods. They have been formed by someone who has been lying since soon after the heavens and the earth were created.

With that much practice, no wonder his lies are so convincing.

He whispers things about us—how we look or how inadequate we are. He says negative things about our God or what other people are surely thinking about us. The problem is— every bit of it is WRONG!

In spite of what he tries to tell us:

• We are NOT bad people, flawed people, uniquely sinful or unsalvageable.

• God is NOT ashamed of us, angry at us, disgusted by us, or ignoring us.

• Most people aren’t thinking any of the things that he credits them with. In fact, it’s much more likely that the enemy has them worrying about what we think of THEM.

The Bible is full of passages about God’s promises and his love for us . . . but the enemy even manages to distort those. Instead of letting us bask in the truth, he tells us that those words are for other people, not people like us. He assures us that, because of our behaviors, we have no right to call ourselves a child of God. He even tells us that, at best, we are merely tolerated by God and His family.

But it’s all untrue!


ACTION ITEM: Today, just for a few moments, bind the enemy by the power of Jesus’ blood, quiet your mind and your soul and ask God to fill your thoughts with the real TRUTH about how He sees you. You might be surprised!

“…He (the devil) was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” — John 8: 44b (NIV)


TODAY’S CHAT: What are the lies that Satan most often whispers to you? If you tried the action exercise, did God tell you anything different?

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