Waging War Against The Lies of Satan With The Word of God
As women it is easy to believe our feelings, emotions, and thoughts. We often think without acting and act without thinking. We are nurturing, yet impulsive beings; and quickly believe what our bodies show us, and how our thoughts make us feel.
Why is that? What is that?
C H A T T E R- B O X I N G
Chatter-boxing, is the constant internal battle within our mind. It is the internal dialogue that we engage in every day. It tells us if we are worthy enough, smart enough or even good enough; and ultimately creates weaponry of condemnation, fear, insecurity and discouragement within us which is contrary to the word of God. The bible tells us that God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.
Satan is much like a group of teenage girls gossiping in the bathroom. All of the girls have one thing in common; to destroy. While engaging in needless conversation whether with malice intent or mindless third party chatter. Each woman involved is not only destroying her integrity, but the integrity of those around her. The girl in the bathroom stall, the girl in the mirror, or the girl washing her hands. Each girl has a thought and an opinion; silently awaiting the opportune time for one of them to turn on her which will cause subtle inadequacy, fear, and insecurity. Yet, suffering in silence; defensively wondering if the next conversation will be about her.
Satan’s job is to steal, kill and destroy. And if that means destroying self-worth, self-image and constant doubt in your abilities and the creator, he will gladly nurture your garden of self-hate with thoughts like:
“I am not worthy of God’s love until I fix this mess I’ve created and clean myself up.” There is no way I am forgiven of that (insert “unpardonable” sin here,”) even while I struggle with it but desire to overcome it.Yes, my hair is too short, my nose is too wide, and eyes are too close together, I am too fat, too “average.” And deemed by society as unattractive. And lastly, the skills and talents that God has given me aren’t much good, everything here has already been done. Therefore, I won’t make much impact.”
Who told you that? The enemy, my enemy, your enemy.
“When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” (John 8:44)
Satan plants seeds of doubt in our minds garden.
There he plants false realities into our thoughts which spurts fourth doubt, deception and confusion. He starts with the innate power of initiation.
When Satan approached Eve in the Garden of Eden he initiated the conversation with one cunning question: “Did God really say, ‘you must not eat from any tree in the Garden’?” Gen 3:1. God’s initial instruction to Adam before Satan slyly approached Eve was: And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Gen 2:16-17
God told Adam that he had the liberty to eat from EVERY tree of the Garden BUT one. He never said that Adam couldn’t eat from ANY tree, He never said you weren’t good enough, He never said you weren’t pretty enough, good enough, or smart enough.
THE Soul-lution: Don’t give into Satan and his deceptive devices.
Remember to stay alert at all times. Satan is always in pursuit for position whether leader of your heart or mind. Continuously renew your mind by remaining steadfast in the word of God so that when the chatter begins and thoughts start to question God’s promises and truths you will know in the quietness of your heart that it is the “Father of lies,” currently searching to set up shop in your mind and you are not home.