The enemy of your soul lies to you all the time. Every minute of every day. He tries to condemn you and sometimes he wins. But if you have accepted Jesus, God has already won your soul. (If you haven’t accepted Jesus yet, click here). Yet you live each day with this internal battle, always working to separate lies from truth. The best way to fight those lies is with God’s truth.
Let me give you an example from my own life. The most common lies that I am bombarded with are that God can’t heal me from mental illness, that God can’t really promote me to help my dreams come true. Yes, the enemy hits this Dream Catalyst where it hurts. The other lie is that God can’t really save me from myself.
Let’s break each one of these down by looking at each lie and using God’s word to battle that lie.
God can’t heal you from mental illness: With this lie, I’ve asked why Jesus has healed some people physically, but not those with a broken heart or mind. Yet these are just examples, if Jesus can perform all these miracles, can’t He do anything? God heals many in the old testament. God defeats the lie that God can’t heal me from mental illness by promising that:
“He heals the broken hearts and bind up their wounds” Psalms 147:3
The second lie is that God can’t promote me to help my dreams come true. But in Jeremiah 29:1 God says “For I know that plans I have for you” declares the Lord ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future’”. That lie is defeated with this promise.
The third lie is that God can’t really save me from myself. Someone else that felt this way was Paul. Paul felt the pull between belief and unbelief of God within himself. He was bombarded with lies about who he was. You see in Romans 7:24 how desperate Paul was “What a wretched man am I! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?” Then Paul remembered who his Father is in verse 25 “Thanks be to God who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Now that I’ve given you examples from my own life, try this yourself. Sit down and pray for God to reveal to you the lies that you have believed. Pray for Him to show you where the truth is in His word. I pray that this sets you free from the lies that have been holding you back. Since this is a daily fight, practice this often. It is a critical part of your strategy to fight for your dreams and the faith to preserve.