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Satan’s Big Lie

When you are dealing with grief, suffering, or pain, Jesus can relate to you in a very personal way. He has experienced it himself. He understands your hurt. Let Him comfort you.

Who is this great Comforter? God calls Him, “my righteous servant“. (Isaiah 53:11)

He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.” Isaiah 53:3

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Did you know that the Lord can set you free in an instant, just like that? That’s what happened to me. After years of believing a lie, I am finally free. What was Satan’s strategy to defeat me?

It was getting me to think that the “one thing” I couldn’t have was what I needed to be happy.

You would think I could have figured that out, but I didn’t, not until the Lord revealed it to me Himself.

After a time of prayer, I don’t know why, but I decided to look up Charles Stanley on YouTube. I had heard of him, but had never listened to one of his sermons, and someone had mentioned him at my Bible Study the day before.

I picked a sermon called, “Satan’s Strategy to Defeat Us.” Totally unaware of what was about to happen, I listened to the sermon. Have you ever experienced this? In a sermon, the minister says one specific thing and you know God is speaking directly to you. You almost want to slyly glance around and see if everyone is looking at you!

That’s what happened to me that day. Dr. Stanley said that if you are hungry, angry, lonely or tired, that’s when you are vulnerable for a Satanic attack. My ears perked up. Then, Dr. Stanley explained that Satan’s strategy was to make you want the one thing you can’t have. I knew God had led me to this sermon. It was no accident.

Remember what happened to Adam and Eve? Satan got them to believe that they needed the one thing they couldn’t have. There was only one thing they couldn’t have: fruit from the tree in the middle of the garden. I have a feeling that fruit looked a lot tastier than it actually was. (Is it possible that we magnify that “one thing” and make it bigger and better than it really is?)

The woman said, “The serpent deceived me and I ate.” (Genesis 3:13)

Satan is still deceiving people with that same lie. He will make you think that to be happy, you need the one thing you can’t have. That is a lie. There is no “one thing” you need to be happy, except the Lord Jesus Christ.

On the same day, I just happened to be on Isaiah 54 in my daily reading plan.

“For your Maker is your husband—
    the Lord Almighty is his name—
the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;
    he is called the God of all the earth.” Isaiah 54:5 NIV

“Though the mountains be shaken
    and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
    nor my covenant of peace be removed,”
    says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10 NIV

The “one thing” you think you need to be happy could be any number of things: a baby, a spouse, a home, fill in the blank. But that is Satan’s strategy to defeat you. Don’t believe it. You are not condemned to a life of sadness, ever!

And, if you hear someone say, “The Lord is all I need”, those words might mean more than you ever imagined. There might be a story that brought her to that realization and now she can say with confidence,

“You may never know that Jesus is all you need, until Jesus is all you have.” 

Corrie ten boom

With Love, 

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25 thoughts on “Satan’s Big Lie”

  1. Satan uses what we already have to tempt us to more, or to trick us into thinking we have less. Jesus tells Eve by eating of the fruit she will be like God. But she already had that gift, as do all of us. We are created in the image and likeness of Him who created us. He breathed life into our being. We have His likeness and He is within us. We need nothing more.

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  2. Something I always think about, the whole time Adam and Eve were so fixated on the fruit and the words of the serpent, the Tree of Life was right beside them. Even closer was the Lord……

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  3. Wow, great insight! Having a disease or disability, it’s easy to believe life would be perfect if you just didn’t have it anymore, but Satan finds plenty of ways to torment the healthy and able-bodied. All we need is Jesus!

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  4. Awesome Cindy. Glad to read this. H.A.L.T. (hungry, angry, lonely and tired) is an acronym used by 12 steep people to indicate situations that encourage an addict to act out. I had to learn that years ago to help me overcome my own addiction. Now I am always aware that when I approach any H.A.L.T. trigger I step back and remedy the situation with appropriate action. This is a very powerful tool that helps us understand how satan pulls on our ‘self’ nature to bring us to fall. If we are aware of his tactics we can run to Jesus and rest in His overcoming power.

    Good post.

    Blessings,
    Homer Les
    Uncompromising Faith

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  5. Oh, yes. I have been there. That lie can grow into other deceptions: “If God really loved me, He would provide this for me,” I must not be worth much,” “Everybody else ____, but not me,” etc. What a powerful tool is God’s truth! We must use that tool to defeat the enemy. As the father of the child (Mark 9) begged, “Help Thou mine unbelief!”

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  6. I love it when God points us in a direction we’ve never gone before to speak to us. I love listening to Charles Stanley. God has used his sermons many times to speak a word to my heart. Your post today is full of God’s Truth!

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  7. Cindy…for years I thought I needed a man in my life. I thought marriage was something to aspire to. I ended up in a bad situation. After those years I found I am actually very happy on my own. Happier than I ever thought was possible. All growing up I didnt want to be one of those women in their 50’s who are single and lonely and rejected. Well I am 50 and I wouldnt change being single right no for anything. I have more time to dedicate to learning bout God, and to serving him. I have time for my grown son daily. To be honest, out of 7 days I probably only have 4 hours total that I could give to anything else…and I choose to relax with those.
    But Satan’s lies kept me going from relationship to relationship and feeling bad if I wasn’t in one even though I wasn’t happy in them either. It took God getting me out of abuse that He was able to wake me up.

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