You may remember me talking about one of my favorite scriptures a few weeks ago, 1 Corinthians 14:10. In that post, I shared with you how the words that we speak to others can either be harmful or hurtful. Friend, that’s not what I intended to share about when considering that particular scripture. But, sometimes when I sit down to write, God leads me in a different direction. And that’s okay, too.
But, now, I want to share with you something else about that verse.
There are, it may be, so many kinds of voices in the world, and none of them is without signification.
1 Corinthians 14:10
Ever have those days where you really just cannot shake the negativity running rampant through your mind?
I’m not good enough.
No one loves me.
God has forgotten me.
I am worthless.
Friend, those are lies. Every. Single. One. Of. Them.
And I don’t think I need to tell you who is telling you those lies, either.
You see, the enemy of our soul has a voice, too. And if we’re not careful, we’ll listen to Satan’s voice and start believing those lies as the truth. We’ll be made to believe that we are not good enough, we’re unlovable, we’re forgotten, and we’re worthless. We’ll forget who we truly are in Christ– a child of the One True King, a chosen priesthood, a royal generation.
Tracie Miles has a new book out called Unsinkable Faith: God-Filled Strategies to Transform the Way You Think, Feel, and Live. I was blessed with the opportunity to read her book and share my thoughts with all of you. It was Tracie’s book that got me thinking about that scripture again. In Unsinkable Faith, Tracie describe the lies the enemy told her about herself and how she was held captive by those thoughts for years.
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You see, friend, once we let those negative and untrue thoughts seep into our hearts–once we start listening to what the enemy of our soul says– and believe those thoughts to be true, we become a slave to them and we’re robbed of our joy, peace, and happiness. And if you notice people that are a Negative Nancy, those held captive by Satan’s lies and negativity, they’re not the only ones robbed of their joy. Their negative spirit rubs off on the people around them and robs them of their joy, too.
I’ll be honest here, I’ve let Satan slip into my mind with untrue thoughts a time or two. And I’d even bet that if you are honest with yourself, you can think of a time where you were weighted down by lies, too.
But, we don’t have to listen to the enemy. We’ve been given all the tools we need to combat Satan’s lies with the truth. And every single one of those tools can be found in the Holy Word of God. Thank the Lord for scripture, right?! As Tracie puts it, we can recognize the lies from the enemy, reject them, and replace them with things we know to be true. Like, scripture and what God’s word says about us.
The Bible tells us in Philippians 4:8 that we are to think of things that are lovely, true, and pure. When the enemy of our soul invades our thoughts and starts to tell us that we aren’t good enough, we can reject those thoughts and remind ourselves of Ephesians 1:6. When we start to believe no one loves us, we can be sure that some One does because of Romans 5:8. If we start to feel forgotten or worthless, we can fill our minds with 1 Peter 5:7 and 1 Corinthians 6:11.
If we fill our hearts and minds with His truth, we can live His truth.
P.S. As I mentioned earlier, I was blessed with the chance to read Tracie’s new book, Unsinkable Faith. Tracie is a Proverbs 31 speaker and author of several different books and you can learn more about her here. But, guess what, friend? You have the chance to read her book, too, thanks to the good people at FrontGate Media! To enter to win your copy of Unsinkable Faith, simply click here and fill out the form! Not only does Tracie offer encouragement and hope for the downtrodden and sinking soul, but at the end of each chapter, she outlines ways you can recognize where negativity creeps into your life and she offers tips on how to break those chains. You don’t want to miss out!