Your mind is a battlefield.
Whether you realize it or not, there’s a spiritual war going on. And this war isn’t fought on land, water or in the air. This war is fought in your mind.
Who are we fighting? He goes by different names in the Bible – Beelzebub, Lucifer, Satan. But his goal is always the same – to steal, kill and destroy.
How does he do that? The Enemy isn’t as powerful as God. He can’t create anything. But he has one strategy that he’s used so effectively to take down men and women. He uses deception. The Bible calls him a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44).
He’ll say things to you like:
- You don’t matter. You’ll never amount to anything.
- You know that sin you’ve been trying to hide? God could never forgive you for that.
- You’ll never get it right. In fact, you’ll never do anything right.
- No one loves you. You’re just unlovable.
Last year, identity theft was one of the fastest growing crimes in the States. 47 percent of Americans had their identities stolen. As a result, over $500 billion dollars was lost.
The truth is, Satan is trying to steal your identity. He plants lies in your mind. And then he gets you to repeat them to yourself until you think they’re true. That’s when you lose your identity.
But when you lose your identity, you lose a lot more than just money. You lose the most important thing about you – who you are in Christ.