Let’s talk about truth and lies. In our world today, there are a lot of ideas about truth—is it absolute or relative? Your truth isn’t my truth and my truth isn’t your truth…
You can see how navigating the various traps of our modern culture can catch even the wisest among us if we’re not on guard! As Christians, we build our lives on a solid foundation, which is the rock of God’s Word. His Word is truth (John 17:17) and Satan is a liar (John 8:44).
With that being said, it’s important to be aware of Satan’s traps. Let’s look at three lies the enemy wants you to believe.
You’re not gifted
Satan wants every believer to think they’re not gifted. Believing this lie makes Christians inert, inactive. For this reason, many believers say, “Why bother? There’s nothing special about me.” This lie is far from the truth! Next time Satan tries to whisper in your ear, quote Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
You’re not qualified
If you avoid the first trap, Satan will plant this second one right around the corner! I’ve heard many people say, “I really want to do…but I need to go to school first or I’ll never be ready for that…” Be careful not to let fear paralyze you into thinking you can’t do what God’s called you to do. Remember 2 Corinthians 3:5, “Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God.”
You don’t have enough
This third lie causes many Christians to come to a grinding halt. You don’t have enough to start or give or help….Jesus fed 5,000 and 7,000 people with a few loaves of bread and fish. He turned water into the finest wine. He sent Peter out fishing to pay taxes. Are you getting the bigger picture yet?
Start serving and giving with what you have now. Then watch as it grows and multiplies! Ephesians 1:3 says, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.”