Oh my............ Satan is good at what he does!
Just when you think you are strong.. and know the truth and believe God and your loved ones .... here comes Satan to just smash all of that!
You come to a point that you are so physically and emotionally exhausted that you believe the lies!
Oh and it hurts! You're frustrated.... you cant fight him off.. you cant find the truth.... so now you fall deeper into the lies believing you're weak and worthless!
Women today are bombarded with more and more lies from Satan. There is almost an epidemic of "soul-sickness" and it is not just among women in the world but also among those of us in church. Why? Because Satan wants us in bondage. He wants both you and me not to live freely but rather to live under a cloud of personal guilt and condemnation. He doesn't want us to enjoy the grace and love of God so he whispers lies to us.
One lie that Satan whispers to women is "If you take that mask off, people will not like you." He leads us to believe that if others see our uglies then they won't like us. I have noticed more and more that women want to see who other women really are. In other words, don't play like you have it all together when I am floundering around like a fish out of water. I have put on a mask of happiness, when really I struggle with depression at times. I have put on a mask of being outgoing when really I struggle with the fear of rejection and loneliness...even in a crowd. I know that these mask are doing nothing for me except keeping me in the crippling bondage that Satan desires for me.... but like I said... he is good at what he does... and know when the best time is to strike.
Not only is the mask hindering me but it is very possibly hindering another lady from experience the grace and mercy of God.
Another lie Satan tells women is "you are not worth anything." Have you heard it? I sure have, especially when I am seeking to do that which God has called me.
Personally, Satan knows when to play "You are not worth anything" card on me. When I am trying to tend to my family...(you're not a good mom or wife)....getting things done for school event (noone is going to notice that) ... when I think I'm doing something good ..(thats dumb)... he whispers it in my ear. When I am seeking God's direction for myself or family...(God doesnt have time for that)....he is there whispering it in my ear. Even when I sit down to write a blog post..(noone reads this and you're not doing anyone any good)... he's whispering it in my ear. Whether through his own whispers or the use of others, Satan tries to make us feel less worthy. As we listen to Satan's lies we grant others the opportunity to determine our worth. He knows that many times our worth is in direct relation with what others have said about us. Instead of letting others define us we need to reflect on what is true. I am a child of God's and a treasured possession.
You see.... we may all know in our hearts that we are the most precious wonderful thing to God and a blessing to our loved ones and friends.............. but Satan messes with our heads! Thats a place where the lies easy to get to us!
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Ephesians 6:11
God Bless you my dear friends!
Stand tall and stand strong!
God loves you and so do I!!!