Don’t Believe a Lie
It’s important to know who you are. If you don’t know who you are and who God is, it’s easy to be crushed by the weight of many lies. Know who you “be.” Identity is easily attacked. What does God say about who you are? Search the scriptures and rest in the truth of who you are. Believe the truth about God and about yourself.
“Lie” in the middle of believe is the way I help my kids to know how to spell believe. “Don’t believe a lie,” I tell them. And yet, it is so easy to believe what is not true about God and about ourselves. This lie about God and about mankind has been going on since the garden. “Did God really say…?” Satan has been twisting the character of God and making mankind doubt the truth. It’s easy to believe a lie, but don’t.
Eve didn’t believe the truth about God nor the truth about herself. She thought she needed more and thought God was holding out on her. We fall victim to the same lie she did. Could it be that she believed the lie “What I do doesn’t matter”?
Feelings are powerful but aren’t the best judge of truth. When stuck in a lie that feels true, believing what’s true feels wrong . . . at first. But if a person is willing to dig deep for truth, truth is readily available in the Bible. As the source of truth, God’s word speaks to the core issues of life. Trust the Bible, and the feelings will align with the truth in time.
The Promise of Life
The book of John speaks of life that comes with believing.
“but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.” John 20:31 NASB