Thursday, October 30, 2008

Satan's Two Big Lies

The news in the financial world continues to be bleak. We have all been bombarded with companies "downsizing" and the thought of a recession/depression can make anybody depressed!

Satan offers us 2 lies: the forever lie and the never lie. He tells us the negative things in our life will be that way forever. And when we have positive things happen in our life, he wants us to believe that if they ever do change, we couldn't handle it. These 2 lies create fear in our hearts. The truth is, sooner or later everything changes. If we continue to believe God and place our trust in Him, bad things ultimately give way to better things.

When we do have good things going on in our life, they may not stay exactly the same forever. We might go through another hard time, but eventually through Christ, the difficulty will be changed into better times than the ones we had before. Have you ever taken a vacation and while you were trying to relax, you begin dreading going back to work? Satan wants you to feel that things will never change and if you believe his lies, then you won't be ready for the changes that God has coming to you.

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, "To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter of purpose under heaven." Sometimes changes are exciting and sometimes they are hard. But Jesus never changes and as long as we keep our eyes on Him, we will make it through the changes in our life.

The psalmist warned, "if riches increase, set not your heart on them" in Psalm 62:10. And Proverbs 27:24 says, "For riches are not forever; does a crown endure to all generations?" When the Bibles tells us not to set our hearts on the things of this world, it means we are not to get too wrapped up in anything in this life. That includes not only our money like our assets, bank accounts, investments, or retirement funds, but it also means our job and our possessions.

We must not get too attached to things. We must always be free to move with the Spirit. There is a season in our lives and when that season is over, we must let it go. Too often we try to hang on to the past, when God is saying, "It's time to move on to something new."

Don't live in the past when God has a new season for you. If God is no longer in something, you will no longer be happy in it.


Katrice said...

Barbie it's almost scary how I've been following your blog and everytime I have read, for the last week or so, I think you are talking straight to me. I've wondered how in the world are you able to keep up with this blog EVERYDAY ... but thank you... you have one reader who feels like God is talking straight to her through it.

mayberry said...

Oh man. I needed this so much today. Thanks Barbie!