The Many Lies that Devalue Us
Our enemy’s (our self-governed will) greatest weapon is lies. Therefore our greatest power is truth (the substance of faith and belief). If we believe lies, they have tremendous power over us. If we know and believe the truth, they are powerless. Knowing the truth is how we are able to trample on serpents and scorpions, and have all power over the enemy Luke 10:19. It’s a LOVE for the truth that protects us. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10
Of the lies that abound, some of the deadliest and most pervasive are in regards to devalue. Devalue of ourselves that we are replaceable, worthless, useless, and unwanted. Devalue of others that they are replaceable, worthless, useless, less, and unneeded. Devalue of God’s power and love in our lives. Devalue of the importance of truth. Devalue of sex, marriage, and relationships. Devalue of women and men and various nationalities and who they are as God created them. Devalue of everything. If you take time to look around you will see that lie is eating away at the souls of many people in a multitude of ways, perhaps eating away at your own soul; it has mine . . . until I sought the truth. That is what the enemy, our self-detemined will does – he or she creates messages of devalue sometimes wrapped up in glittering paper of power, control and life. And the lies start the moment we are born.
Further, it’s a lie of our internal enemy telling us want we can’t be or can’t do. God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 Nothing is too hard or impossible for Him. He knows no boundaries, neither should we.
John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Our lying self hits us from all sides. He or she tries to devalue who we are as well as God. If she can minimize our beliefs in God then she wins for we live by faith – faith in who God is, who He is to us and who we are to Him. Our beliefs are everything. If our beliefs are full of lies, then our lives suffer for it because we think, feel, and act based on our beliefs. This is why God instructs us to get wisdom, to get understanding. Proverbs 4:7 He has given us all we need – His Word and His Spirit to teach us all things. We only need to seek with a heart to know the truth.
Let me tell you who you are. What God told me the other morning.
You are irreplaceable and of infinite value. For God to give His son to save your life shows the extent of your value. Would we give up our precious innocent child for someone undeserving? Even if they were deserving? The fact that you don’t believe in the value you have and therefore act out a life of devalue doesn’t make it truth. Your true purpose is far greater than you can imagine. You were created by a God to be unlike any other. It’s the lies believed then acted upon that corrupt what was good.
God created you with a uniqueness unlike any other. Because of your uniqueness there is a place for you to fill in this world that no one else can. People make up a huge puzzle. No puzzle piece is the same and each one is crafted and shaped to fill a certain place in this world and in the lives of others. Acts 17:26 We are all needed to complete the whole; no piece can fill another’s spot. This is how God made you. This is how you need to treat yourself, others, and your relationship with Him.
Each relationship is different in that each person is unique so when two come together that relationship is unlike any other. A relationship with one child is different from another though you love them both the same. Each one of us has a unique relationship with other people and each one with God because we are different. There is no one that can replace us in any relationship. That’s why God desires all of us to be saved. 2 Peter 3:9 Anyone would be a great loss. This uniqueness and love God has for each one of us is shown in the parable of lost sheep. Luke 15:4-7
We’ve been inundated with lies and owned many of them as our truth. Seek His truth in His Word and learn from Him (not man) and you will find who God truly is and who you really are.
Psalm 139:14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.