This week has been hard for me, and I have wondered if there would be a blog from me. I knew that I wanted to blog about the power of lies. Lies and confusion come from Satan. But every time, I told myself to write, I wrote a few words, deleted them, and played games or snacked on chocolate.
On Sunday when I recognized this pattern, I knew I needed a time for reflection. I knew my behavior wasn’t what God wanted from me. Numbing my emotions with games and chocolate are not new to me, but generally I know what I am avoiding.
After asking many “why” questions, I realized I am paranoid about misleading people or hurting others. I know I am being sanctified (being made more like Christ). The more Christ-like I become, the more I realize I am nothing like Him. When God gave me the power to encourage though my blog, I was also given a platform that might hurt others. Satan wants me to be scared into inaction, because of that power.
Monday, Amy (my friend who used to blog with me), reminded me that it is my responsibly to obey what I think God wants me to do. He is responsible for the fruit. That reminder stung, because I had just blogged about it.
Satan often lies or confuses the truth, because that is in his character (John 8:44).
We can also know the truth through Jesus.
John 8:31-32 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Truth is found in his Word. His word says we are loved by God. God will redeem all who love him.
Satan brings fear, but I am going to obey and leave the results to God.