Have you ever been lied to? Or have you ever believed something and later you found out it wasn’t true at all? It’s interesting to me that as humans we can spend our lives believing something that isn’t the truth. I would like to share a story with you that I found in an article. This is just an example of someone who believed a lie and it cost him his life.
“Many years ago, a man was traveling across the country by sneaking from one freight train to the next. One night, he climbed into what he thought was a boxcar. He closed the door, which automatically locked shut and trapped him inside. When his eyes adjusted to the light, he realized he was inside a refrigerated boxcar, and he became aware of the intense, freezing cold. He called for help and pounded on the door, but all the noise he made from the inside the car failed to attract anyone’s attention. After many hours of struggle, he lay down on the floor of the railroad car.
As he tried to fight against the freezing cold, he scratched a message on the floor explaining his unfortunate, imminent death. Later the next day, repairmen from the railroad opened the door and found the dead man inside. Though the man had all the appearance of having frozen to death, the truth was the repairmen had come to fix the broken refrigerator unit in that car. Most likely the temperature of the railroad car had never fallen below fifty degrees during the night. The man had died because he thought he was freezing to death.”
Though this man did not realize it all along, he was believing a lie. Had he chosen to believe that everything would be okay, I really think that he would have come out of the situation alive. Thoughts are powerful and what we believe can affect how we live.
When you first clicked on this blog, you saw a picture of a T.V. screen with the words Lies blinking on it. When I had first looked at this picture, I begin to think about our minds. They can be quite like a television. Our thoughts project on our minds (in our mind’s eye) how we see things and it affects our lives. We have the ability to either change the channel or continue to focus on what is before us. The more we focus on it, the more it can become reality to us.
It is so important to keep our minds on the truth. So, how do we know what is the truth? In John 14 Jesus says this, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”
John 8 says, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
As you read and continually think about the Word of God it gets into your heart, and anytime a lie comes into your mind you will begin to recognize it. Why? Because, it will not line up with what God says. God has given you this precious tool to use against the devil anytime he tries to creep in and lie to you.
John 10:10 says, The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
You don’t have to let the devil steal from you.
Philippians 8 says, Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
As you choose to think about what God says, His truth will begin to remove every lie of the enemy and lead you into a life of freedom. Become a lover of His word and see His blessings unfold in your life!