Monday, December 7, 2009

Girlfriend a lie is a lie

Our last visit together was accepting who God created us to be, women! Some of us needed His grace just to go there. I know He has more grace for our visit today!

If we say we accept the grace He has for us…how can we limit His grace to not flow completely over us, through us, and into the deepest parts of who we are?

His grace is perfect…and when we allow it to change us…we are made perfect in Him.

To become perfect in Him there are things on our part that we need to be aware of. Decisions that will lead us to make choices. Decisions that are deeper than lipstick color, hairstyle and what ‘fit’ of jeans work best for us…decisions that will cause us to live out in that arena He created for us…the one that has His signature all over it…the one He purposefully designed for us. The one that is unique, dynamic, beautiful and amazing!

Girlfriends there is something that keeps us from that arena. His spot for us!

Do you know what it is?

It’s a lie.

One of the No’s we have to be willing to say…is No to living in bondage and slavery with the enemy. The very enemy who desires to see you suffer. The enemy who will continue to fill your head and heart with lies, lies that keep you from knowing you are created on purpose for a purpose.

Girlfriends a lie is a lie!

What mis-truths/lies have you been burdened with?

You aren’t adequate?

You are not capable?

You are not worthy?

You will never be acceptable?

You are not beautiful?

You have made too many wrongs choices and mistakes?

Can I just say that if you have not yet dealt with this whole lie thing, you will. Now I am not trying to scare you, but at some point in your journey you will come face to face with some lie or mistruth that tries to keep you from your purpose.

The enemy has a whole ‘slew’ of disgusting lies he uses to try and keep us from living in a grace and loved filled relationship with our Jesus!

The enemy will always pick a lie that tends to hit hard on an issue that seems to be a weak spot.

A lie is presented to us in such a way as to keep us from seeing our Jesus, the truth. The lie could be presented in the form of a fear, doubt, and worry. It could involve our marriage, health, family, children, and career. It could be in the form of guilt from the past.

I am praying with you today that God, the truth, will come to each of us in a very personal way and help us to see the lie. That He will shine His light on it, and that the light of His truth will remove that lie in all His grace and love.

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37-39

May we hear His voice and allow Him to give us the strength to say No to the lie the enemy is using to keep us from the truth!

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. John 8:32


~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

OH... I get to be 1st commenter.

Nichole... I've come head to head with "the lie". Back in August when I almost lost my marriage. God shed HIS light on that darkness and eradicated it and blew the adversary right away. That doesn't mean that the adversary isn't still hard at work trying to fill my head with more and other lies. I simply have to seek God in it all. HIS truth will indeed set me free! Amen.

Kristen said...

The enemy is a master weaver of deception! You are so right... a lie is a lie! I too have come head to head with the enemy's lies over the years. I am thankful that the more I seek God's truths, the more I recognize Satan's lies up front... get behind me satan! You have no power over me! The Lord is my God and His truth sets me free!

Sue J. said...

The sobering reality is that though God can definitely shed light on our situations, He sometimes has to bring us through our understand of things very slowly. Sometimes, we believe lies on top of lies, and He has to remove all of those, one by one.

The most important thing I can say is to continue to be faithful as God does His work in you. When you take the one step of faith forward, He can do mighty things. But, you have to keep stepping forward! And, in His power and strength, with His encouragement (and that of faithful girlfriends!), He will pull you all the way through!

Lori said...

The enemy seeks to keep us woven in the web of destruction, he does his best (and he never seems to tire) to keep me from believing the power I have inside me! That little ol' me can make a huge difference in this world by my praying! That I can and do believe that my God has whispered to me, "daughter, I Am big, "For nothing is impossible with God," (Luke 1:37). My prayer requests sometimes seem so big to me, but I do hear His voice; He encourages me to pray according to His Will. Just like Kristen said, we must forcefully say, "Get behind me Satan!"

Great post, Nichole! Lori - AZ

DAISY said...

Great post! The enemy is cunning and constantly at work.

From the Heart said...

Thanks, Nicole. From reading your post I realized that the enemy has been telling me a lie. I have prayed and no longer will I listen to him. God is my source, my best friend, my Savior. He is everything that I need. To Him be all the glory.

Irritable Mother said...

Oh, Nichole, I just know my enemy would like me to believe that God is not big enough to take care of me. That God has forgotten what I need and really isn't concerned.
But that is a BIG FAT LIE and I am not believing it!!!
Thanks for the encouragement to remember the Truth today.

Now, about that 'fit' of jeans - I'm still trying to find it! *argh*

Nicole said...

This is sooo good! Once we become aware that we are probably believing a lie in one area of our lives or the other we can keep our spiritual eyes open. I have also come head to head like Kristen with lies that Satan has tried to tell me. Usually they come when a situation does not play itself out like it did when I was growing up, therefore, I believe the lie that God does not care about me if he doesn't change this issue right now. Lies lies lies. We've got you cornered Satan! Our God is bigger than any deception you try to throw our way!!! I don't always know I'm believing a lie until I become frustrated enough and empty enough that God helps me realize that I am believing a lie.

I love how God uses our spouses to help pull these lies out and replace them with truth. God is so good in placing us with who He chooses. I am so thankful for that and of course for his Word, Holy Spirit and body of believers that spur me on. Love you Nicole!

Amy@LivinginHarmony said...

This post has hit really close to my heart. I have allowed Satan to lie to me for way to long. I have slowly learned that I can't turn those lies away without turning to the truth. His lies almost took my life away but God has a bigger plan for me (Jer 29:11. Now I just have to follow the truth He has set before me. Thanks for the comfirmation and reminder.

Kimberly said...

Hey friend! I haven't been a bloggin' much lately...and my goodness! I have missed several posts! I am reading on the run today, too...but I will be back!

Right now, as I have taken on new ministry at my chuch, I feel like the lies have been CRANKED UP! The Lord is helping me to grab onto His truths in order to shut the enemy's mouth.

You are a blessing! Hope that all is well in your home!!!
(p.s. No hand is better and I am back to being able to eat M&Ms with either hand!) ;)

Anonymous said...

I need help I am in love with a man..who at first treated me wrong in so that i treated him wrong and betryed him at first do not judge me for i wasnt myself and i speak this because i forever still have guilt in my heart to betray the man i love i do know i love him because it causes me great pain to know what i did to him in which betray him.... I felt weak and felt the need to cause him pain as he cause me..we were young and now i feel we are wiser and have been treating eachother so deeply good now but i still feel pain that is because of whom i betrayed him with I know this must make me seem like almost the worst possible person imaginable but if you ladies only knew i need help what can i do? i cannot tell him even though i want to..

Anonymous said...

I betrayed him with his brother now i understand it must seem heartless of me but i was manipulated and feel that satan did over come me.. i was put through physical and emotional pain whichc caused me to be confused and forever rgretful till this day this man did and continues to love me but i feel he loves a lie in which betrayed me i confessed to him that i was with another man but not whom it was. please understand that i am not a bad person im a good person who did a VERY BAD THING and trust me wake up feeling like me sleep is betetr than my reality i cry endless nights and sometimes even in his arms we were 17 years old till about 20 treating eachother wrong and that is because of our immaturity he was my first everything my first love my first kiss my first boyfriend and i feel like ive tainted my life to feel forever sorrow..and now 23yrs i relize my guilt and regret is because i hurt someone who loved me but didnt know how to love me right yet were working on it something always brings us back together... why did i do this horrific crime of sin of love?? why?? why did his brother betray him? why did i do this i always cry and wonder.. i gave his brother my body i begin to feel like a Who*e as time went on.. and still do.. i ask the lord to forgive me yet im still lost. because i look into the one i love eyes and feel like he is loving me which i am the lie? i want to deeply tell him yet i know it would cause him pain and leave me and between family. this is my lifes mistake and im only 23. why lord why did i fall into the rut and still trying to crawl out i look at my life and wonder if i didnt do that mistake i would be fine right now after all these months!!! i would be happy... some might say you didnt truly love him then but no you cannot deny it even with love it can become something else for a spilt second esp when i wasnt getting treated right.. and was trying to be there but i fell into the hole. and lost! im going crazy please do not judge me for i do if enough to myself already!! what should i do??