Ever since I read my friend Robin’s book The Healing Path, every couple of months I get to re-learn how to use the tools that God has given me to rule my thoughts, get to the root of some of my issues, and call out lies quickly before they overrun me. In her book, Robin offers a step by step strategy to overcoming the lies of the enemy and walking in freedom from the scenarios in our past that have tried to destroy us. It has changed my life, 100%.
This week the enemy came at me full force with something that could have potentially destroyed me. He planted a lie in my mind and offered me significant evidence to back it up, and had me panicking over what appeared to be going on in my life. I called out to the Father, but with so much doubt behind my words that I couldn’t see clearly.
I have something to say. I have a God-given purpose and the enemy doesn’t want me to succeed in fulfilling it. He wants me silenced and discredited. He wants me rendered powerless. What I have to say and write for other women will silence him and will discredit him and his work in women across the globe. I’m not touting my own horn, I’m just stating the facts. What God has done in me and continues to do in me is a powerful transformation that is needed in so many other lives, and all I’m doing is being obedient to share about it.
So this week I forgot that my battle isn’t against flesh and blood, and that it is against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Ephesians 6:12) For a few days I wallowed and I jumped head first into a pit of fear and doubt and imagined a very dark road ahead and my hands shook while holding falsified information that the devil had concocted to look like truth.
Then I asked for help. Real help. And when I was reminded about the war that wages beyond or vision and understanding, and that the Father is good and has given me good things, is trust worthy and faithful, suddenly the lie I was holding on to looked absolutely ridiculous. Within minutes of hearing truth, the evidence that the enemy presented was shown to be totally fallible and I saw what he was really up to.
This is what I learned: I don’t have to exert any effort searching for evidence that the Father is good, but if I needed to defend that truth, I could, endlessly. But it would take an alarming amount of effort to find evidence to prove that He’s not good. And that is what the enemy is trying to do. He throws whatever he can up in my face and says, “See? He’s not who He says He is!” He is working overtime to come up with accusations and allegations, meanwhile, God is busy being Himself, being good and not having to worry about defending the truth because it simply Is. The. Truth. It doesn’t need defending.