How many times have you said that the devil is a liar? Did you mean it? What had happened? Were you tempted to drink one more glass or bottle of liquor when you said you would stop? Was the woman in the club too tempting? Did you want somebody else’s money so bad that you wanted to steal it? Are those the days that you say that devil is a liar? When are you tempted to sin?
Yes, those are tempting times and the devil knows that you can see him through those things. So? He disguises himself and gets into your territory. He gets into your mind and poisons it with lies. He comes to steal, kill and destroy.
Yes, I said he comes to steal your dream, steal your energy, dampen your talent, make you feel incapable, make you tired and satisfied with the way things are. He makes you complacent; He fills you with fear, he surrounds you with people who say that you cannot. He makes you feel like you are not good enough. Do you think he is a liar? Are you honest enough with yourself in those thought moments to scream at his face and say that he is a liar?
It doesn’t matter how many times you have tried and failed. It doesn’t matter how painful it is for you to stand up. You have to face the devil in the face and tell him that God said that you would mount up with wings like an eagle. You will walk and not faint. You will run and will not fail. You will mount up with wings like an eagle. And yes, you will do big things than you can imagine. That is your destiny. That is how much God thinks about you. He created greatness. He created talented. He created powerful, unstoppable. He breathed life and set forth motion with you. The motion that will drive you to your full potential. He gave you strength to grow through all the fights so that you can build muscle.
But you want to sit there and wish things. You want to lie there and say you cannot make it. You have convinced your mind that as long as you have a roof, some food, and clothing, you are okay. You are not. The devil is a liar. Don’t let him steal your territory. Tell him that God is boss and you will wait. You will put in the work. You will show up every day even if it is on your knees. You will commit until the I Am becomes. You will embrace your pain and challenges. You will get your hand moving. You will grow, and you will rise beyond every limitation, and you will see God in your weakness And right there, there is where you will find your miracle. In pain, in trouble, in the struggle, in the trying, in the falling, in the lack of way, in pain. Right there is where you will find God.
Don’t let that voice win. Start replacing it with the voice of truth. Start thinking of the person you have to be to get what you want and be thankful for you silence the devil. The voice that goes against your dream, against your passion, against your greatness, against your happiness, against your ability. Say yes to all the good things and be thankful because you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength. Christ is not in church, not in the altar, not in the hands of your pastor.
He lives right inside you and shows up to the challenge. The moment you stretch your hand in the ring to surrender. But you gotta fight. You got to run and be at the moment. Become and silence the devil. It is possible.
You will only be truly happy when you listen to the voice of God. When you commit until your hands bear fruit. He said He would be there, believe that. Even if you don’t see it.