It starts when we are young. Sometime in our childhood, we hear a lie, a lie about who we are. A lie that says you are not good enough, you will never be anything, you are fat, you are ugly, you can’t do that. etc… A lie that makes you question your very existence. Who am I? What is my purpose?
As children we are so vulnerable to other’s words and actions. As a second or third grader, one of my boys was called four eyes by a substitute teacher. That really hurt him, he wanted contacts after that. Even though he looked adorable in glasses, and we told him every day. The lie was already planted in his mind and heart.
Another one of my boys at an early age was playing with a friend who was more of a loner. His friend liked to play in the dirt instead of whatever the other boys were doing, he was picked on, bullied! My son came home from school and asked us what gay meant, one of the boys at school was calling my son and his friend gay. The enemy used those lies to make him feel as if he was doing something wrong.
Later on when one of my boys was a freshman in high school (now at a public school after a couple years of homeschool), he was in a computer class doing an assignment when, out of nowhere, popped up a very explicit picture of a naked girl. My son was very startled as he yelled out in class, “What the hell!” The teacher reprimanded him in front of everyone. Made him feel as if it was his fault and sent him to the principal’s office. He was humiliated and pissed! Well, Hubby and Son had a meeting with the principle and she had my son, on her computer, show her exactly what he did, and yes the image popped up again! With tears in her eyes she apologized, but damage was done, right? In his mind and heart, my baby boy was exposed, in what was supposed to be a safe environment. Their system had been hacked, they fixed it. But now lies are still there.
Whether subtle or intrusive, these lies can grow out of control like the weeds in our yards. We choose whether to feed them or destroy them. They can grow so out of control that now we are dealing with anxiety, depression, lack of trust, anger, un- forgiveness, the list goes on and on.
When I was eleven my parents divorced, my dad moved away. I was neglected by both parents. I know now that they were just operating with hurt and lonely hearts. But the lie that was planted in me was that I wasn’t good enough, I was unworthy of love. I wanted to be loved, to be held, to be noticed. The enemy knows right where to get us. He watches us. His biggest mission is to destroy us. He starts with our children, our marriages and our families. The more you can do to better God’s kingdom, the harder he is going to try to bring you down. God must have big plans for my husband and I, because the enemy has tried so hard to destroy our marriage so many times.
Know your enemy, know his schemes, and his lies! Tell him to GO in JESUS name! You have all the power. I admit sometimes I get so knocked down and start believing lies again. That is when I have to pick up my phone and ask my godly girlfriends for help. Don’t ever be ashamed to ask for help. Reach out, seek counseling! God’s community is so awesome! Prayer truly changes things! We weren’t meant to do it alone. That’s another lie he tries to trick you into believing. That you are the only one that feels this way. LIES!
Satan wants you to think:
#1 negatively about God
#2 skeptically about God
#3 lightly about God
#4 suspiciously about God
www.mindofchrist.net Unmasking Satan’s Lies by Dr. Barry L. Davis goes into more detail .
You are oh so powerful mighty warrior of God! Crush the enemy’s lies! Make him shudder when your feet hit the floor every morning. Remember God’s promises for you.
Keep fighting and never give up!
They triumphed over him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony, they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. Revelation 12:11
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Ephesians 6:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
Daniella Ross, is loved and adored by the most high God. She is blessed with a husband of 22 years and four amazing boys: a proud Air Force, college bound, high school and elementary mom (all bases covered).
At the young age of 41, Daniella’s mother suffered a massive stroke, which sparked in her a passion for health and fitness. Since then, she has become an inspiration to many by leading fitness classes all over the Temecula Valley, in Southern California. Daniella competed in her first fitness competition at Muscle Beach, and took 4th place.
Daniella enjoys her quiet time with JESUS, the beach, play time with her family, date nights with hubby and, girls outings with friends (she needs these as she is in a house full of testosterone!)
She recently moved her mom into her home to care for her. Which is quite an adjustment for her and the family. Daniella has a heart to help others to be free and healthy in mind, body, and soul. Her vision is to have others experience freedom in Jesus. She hopes to help them reach levels they can only dream about.
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