What if on your front porch someone left a deadly, poisonous, ravenous, wicked, rabid, crazed, flesh-eating monster? Now mind you, the monster does tend to sweet talk and try to convince you that you should just take it in and everything will work out just fine.
Unfortunately, we’ve all invited in the monster. We’ve all been hypnotized and mesmerized by his subtle soothing voice.
A lie is a monster.
Lies often slither in without us even being aware of its presence. Remember that lie someone said when you were a kid that you weren’t smart? Or the lie that said you’ve been used and abused and no one will want you now? Or the lie that tells you that people and God wouldn’t love you if they knew the truth about you? Or you’re too old? Or you’re too fat, too thin, too lazy, too dumb, too late, too early, too ….
Lies come in all shapes and sizes. They hook their slimy claws into minds and quietly wait to pounce when least expected. Lies cause us to believe things that aren’t true about ourselves, our situation, and about others. Lies get us to behave in ways we shouldn’t. Lies keep us from healing. Lies keep us miserable. Lies keep us from relationships with people. Lies keep us from a relationship with God.
So, I’ve been wondering … what started the lie? What lies do you believe about yourself, others, or your situation? You don’t have to feed the monster.
Kick out the lie monster, squash, starve, and annihilate the lies with God’s truth! And, The Truth will set you free.
Heavenly Father, help me to know Your truth so that I won’t fall for the lies of the enemy. Thank You that Your truth sets me free!
“Jesus said to the people who believed in him, ‘You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~ John 8:31-32 (NLT)