The end of my week was a very draining and disheartening one, nonetheless life moves forward because God had my back. Unwillingly, I gave in to frustration and aggravation, cultivated from lies that someone laid on me. In the middle of the lie, I remembered the service from last Sunday, titled “Identity”. During the service my pastor reminded me that we are not “what or who people accuse us to be but instead we belong to God and his definition of who are trumps the lies of those who are against us.
If Satan can’t deceive me, he can’t defeat me. That is applied to those that lie on and against me. Those words are You’ve just uttered one of the most profound and simple.
The fact is, the only weapon Satan has at his disposal since Jesus stripped him of all authority—is deception. Satan can’t make you sick, plunder your finances, destroy your marriage, steal your kids or ruin your life without first deceiving you. Satan has not and will not deceive me. He will not steal my joy and those stressful moments are just that- irrelevant moments and God is taking care of that circumstance. I know “Whose I am”.
The form of distress that I was presented with this past week as Satan in his best and strongest form- deceitful. One thing my mother has always shared with me is that whenever someone lies on or hurts you, the root of the lie will come to surface and it is guaranteed.
Often we find it difficult to take the high road, ignore those hurtful and mean things that people tend to do and say to us. Why, because it is hard! Undeniably, it has been very painful, however, in that moment I was shielded by God’s divine presence and passion. When someone lies on you, it is very disappointing but the solace in that is knowing that those untruthful words, are indeed lies and that God knows the root of who and what I am. In the midst of all of this mess, I remember who is on your side: God.
God is truth; it is impossible for him to lie (Heb. 6:18). The day is coming when God will clear not only His own name, but your name, too. All my faith is in God, and I know that this turmoil that I am faced with is indeed one that God will see me through. Friday is behind me, and God has covered me with his blood. Today is a new day and the lies that was placed on me, are not mine to carry and wear. God has me and those lies are not mine.
In Matthew 5:11, it says blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Read it. Believe it. Feel it. Get it? Good… God has it, lies do not define us, God does.