Who Whispers in Your Ear ?
In John 8:44 Jesus called Satan the father of lies. When I speak of “the world” I’m speaking of Satan’s kingdom. (2 Corinthians 4:4)
- When the world tells me I am unlovable—no one cares enough to defend me—God tells me I am loved. He loved me before I even knew him. He loved me when I was at my worst—before I realized I needed him. (1 John 4:19)
- When the world tells me I’m dull and not very smart, God reminds me he—the Creator of the universe—created me. I am wonderfully complex. His work is perfect. (Psalm 139:14)
- When everyone in the world seems to be better than me, God tells me I’m made in his image. I am an image bearer. (Genesis 1:26)
- When the world tells me I’m worthless. When I feel my work isn’t good enough. God tells me I am his workmanship. And I was created for good works that He prepared in advance for me to do. (Ephesians 2:10)
- When the world tells me I am nothing, God tells me he has crowned me with glory and honor. (Psalm 8:5)
- When the world tells me I am the least of the followers of Jesus, God tells me I am equal. We are all one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28)
- When I feel ugly, God tells me I’m beautiful. He has placed eternity in my heart and I still can’t imagine the scope of God’s work. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)
- When I am lonely, Jesus calls me his friend. He share God’s word with me. (John 15:15)
- When I feel worthless, God tells me I’m a gift and a reward. (Psalm 127:3)
- When I feel worthless, God tells me I’m valuable to him. (Matthew 6:26)
- When I feel unattractive God tells me of my inner beauty that is imperishable. (1 Peter 3:4)
- God tells me I am flawless. (Song of Solomon 4:7)
So on those days when Satan is whispering discouragements in my ear, who will I believe? The father of lies or my Heavenly Father who spoke the universe into existence?
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