A thief wouldn’t break into a house to steal merchandise he knows isn’t there. So the next time the devil attacks your mind with lies about inadequacies, insufficiencies, and other flaws, remember his strategy is to make you think you don’t possess what he’s after.
The thief knows you got the GOODS!
A thief in the natural world dismantles the security system leaving the structure vulnerable to his invasion. The same stands in the realm of darkness; the enemy comes to implant seeds of doubt to obstruct our confidence in God’s Word, resulting in him controlling our thoughts and actions. When the devil can exchange our faith for his fears, we are more likely to fall for his lies when he says things like:
- You can’t do anything right.
- You’re crazy.
- You’re stupid.
- You’re worthless.
The thief comes to weaken our faith’s immune system.
That negativity isn’t from God; the Lord builds us up; He doesn’t tear us down. Discouraging thoughts like those are confidence stealers; it weakens our faith’s immune system to ward off disbelief. God needs His people to immediately cast down the devil’s lies and walk in faith.
We are everything the devil tells us we’re not.
We can use the enemy’s lies to work against him and, at the same time, build our confidence—by knowing the thief only comes for what’s in our possession. Therefore, walk in boldness:
- We are the workmanship of God. (Ephesians 2:10)
- We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. (Philippians 4:13)
- We have been made righteous through Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
- We are loved by God. (John 3:16)
- and so on. . .
What could the thief be stealing that you didn’t realize you had?
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