I remember that day quite clearly. I was in school, terribly broke and very unhappy. I had just been to the ATM and what I saw in my account made me stare despairingly into space. I kept on telling myself, as I gloomily walked back to my Agbowo house, “I do not have money. I am so broke.” I kept going in that mood for some time until something hit me. I stopped in my tracks and remembered.
I remembered the confession we take in my church, Shouts of Grace Center, in Ibadan. I remembered that I confess those words every other Sunday and Wednesday and that was when sense came upon me. My bank account was a liar. It was filling my head with so many lies
So, as I continued the walk back home, I began speaking to myself and confessing the word. I began saying, “Lack is far from me and insufficiency is not my lot. I have more than enough. Abundance is my lifestyle for the Lord is my helper.” I repeated those words over and over again. I refused to believe the lie my bank account was telling me. It was difficult, but it yielded the much needed result. I eventually got the exact money I needed that same day. The next day, I confidently smiled and bounced to Shokem Supermarket to get what I needed.
Are you getting my point? I need you to know that this world is full of liars! Liars and their lies lurking in every nook and cranny of our lives. Some of these liars are so subtle that we oftentimes do not notice them. They blend themselves quite easily into our lifestyles, like chameleons, that we have begun thinking of them as normal occurrences.
Your bank account is lying to you and making you think that you are not rich in Christ Jesus. That sickness and pain in your body is lying to you and making you think that maybe the stripes of Jesus is not working for you.
That result you see pasted on the board is lying to you and making you believe that just because you have seen a couple of Es and Fs, it must mean you are not intelligent and have absolutely nothing to offer to your generation. That, my friend, is a BIG FAT LIE! Your lecturers or teachers are going to lie to you and make you believe that you are incapable of amounting to anything in this life (especially most Nigerian lecturers).
Sometimes, even our parents lie to us and make us believe that we are incapable of doing anything right. That guy or lady that abandoned you for someone else in a relationship lied to you and made you think you are worthless and not good enough.
Social media is lying to you and getting you to believe that there is all sorts of things wrong with you from your physique to your inability to smash goals and slay like your peers are doing.
The thing is that we even lie to ourselves sometimes. We tell ourselves that we are not good enough, not capable enough, not intelligent enough, not bold enough, not talented enough and a myriad of other lies that cannot be contained in this one blog post.
Note that even your feelings are lying to you and making you think that just because you are unhappy, you do not have the joy of the Lord within you. We have overtime learned to reinforce other people’s lies about us and lies about ourselves and we have built a big duplex of lies in our lives. For some, it is a skyscraper of lies.
But I want you to know something today. That building of lies can come crashing down if you start speaking the truth of God’s word today and for always. Let all men be liars and God’s word be true. Allow every other thing and every other person to be liars, including yourself, and give the truth of God’s word the place that it truly deserves in your life.
See, the origin of all lies is the Devil. The bible says he is the Father of lies. He started it and He would have you believe that the word of God is not true. He would have you believe that Jesus hasn’t really become poor so that you can be rich. He would rather have you thinking that every promise in the word of God is all a huge lie.
So, he arranges situations and circumstances to make you doubt that you are God’s own beloved and that you have been accepted in the beloved and that it is the love of Christ that really defines you, not your result or what your parents, lecturers or your ex has said about you.
He would put things in place so you can believe that God must have made you a dullard and that you cannot do anything significant in your generation. He does this to keep you in bondage because he knows that if you can doubt the word of God for your life, you will not fulfill purpose and become everything God has made you to be.
But you know what? Beginning from today, we are taking our lives back. We are looking at the TRUTH of God’s word for our lives regardless of the circumstances. We would keep on confessing the word of God over our lives, our families and our future because we know that God is full and overflowing with GRACE and TRUTH. Jesus, the Word, is the way, THE TRUTH and the life. The word of God is TRUTH. This is the confidence that we have. Our eyes are opened this minute to spot the liars that have invaded our lives. And as we begin to confess the word, we would see those duplex and skyscrapers of lies in our lives crumble to the ground block by block in the precious name of JESUS! Amen.
Rom 3:4a God forbid: yea, let God be true and every man a liar.
Happy New Month People!! Thank you for stopping by today. I really hope this blessed you. If it did, you can just type a comment below. I would really be glad to hear about your own testimony too.