(Joh 8:44) You are of the Devil as father, and the lusts of your father you will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and did not abide in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own, for he is a liar and the father of it.
As we try to daily live life and live out our purpose one of Satan’s common tricks is to convince us that we can’t do what we’ve already done. There are many situations in life where what was once a daily routine or something that we’ve mastered. Because of some life event we may lose our confidence. It could be drive to work after we’ve had an accident. Or eating our favorite food even months after the doctor gave us an all clear after surgery. It might be starting a new job, going to a new school, going up heights after a fall. Satan specializes in lies and fear. Remember the Word of God informs and reminds us (2Ti 1:7) For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Satan is so good feeding us nonsense and babble especially after traumatic life events. He never wants to see us back to normal or being ourselves once again. He does not want us to be successful or to ever enjoy the blessings of doing things the right way. He always wants to feed us with lies, doubt, and fear. He’ll either tell you mentally or via others that “You aren’t smart enough”. When you are. “You aren’t pretty enough”. When you are. “You’ll never make it” When actually you will.
Which brings me to my final point Satan has been around a long time and he knows how God works. He saw firsthand how God took care of and provided for his people even while in bondage. He saw firsthand how he protected them when the plagues were sent on Egypt. He can sense when God is about to turn things in your favor. So in turn he puts on the pressure sometimes our blessings are much closer than we think. We may have been in a situation for 10, 20, 30, even 40 or 50 years and on day 364 in year 50 God turns everything around. Always remember that God is timeless. This life we are currently living is just a vapor. Eternity is forever and when you know Christ and more importantly He Knows you the best is yet to come not only in this life but the Real Life to come. As I was walking and praying today I was about to tell God how tired I was and his word through The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said (Gal 6:9) And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. I’ve been constantly reminded of this scripture the last 20 years fighting Fibromyalgia. Keep doing your best no matter what comes your way keep believing no matter how long your wait has been. I Thank God I am so much better than 20 years ago and I also Thank Him Now for Total and Complete Healing even though it has not manifested itself yet, it will. Be Encouraged and Blessed Minister Mike.